Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/genetictruth/
Public Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genetictruth/
Severance Magazine Interview: https://severancemag.com/adoptee-npe-and-donor-conceived-communities-come-together-to-form-the-coalition-for-genetic-truth-an-organization-dedicated-to-advocacy-and-education/
Recent attention has been placed on educating the public after a podcast was published that perpetuated the shame, stigma and birth trauma associated with misattributed parentage and adoption. Their mission is to bring awareness to the cause and advocate for the acquisition of your genetic truth, and to remove the shame and stigma associated with “illegitimacy” that is often placed on us. They want to educate those who would respond to us by telling us “it doesn’t matter” that it absolutely matters, those who tell us “nothing has changed,” EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED. Our trauma is real, our feelings are valid, and we cannot begin to heal without understanding.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RighttoKnowUS/
Right to Know helps to educate the public and professionals on the complex intersection of genetic information, identity, and family dynamics.
They advocate for people whose genetic parent(s) is not their supportive parent(s) [the person(s) who raised them] or legal parent(s).
Their advocacy includes promoting access to trained mental health professionals and changes in the law to reflect our right to know our genetic identity.
Link to the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/lb/app/dna2tree/id1458545344
DNA2Tree is by far our favorite tool, and saves us many hours of time researching to find birth parents! The app allows you to load your AncestryDNA matches, populate a list of common ancestors, analyze DNA color clusters, and build birth family trees! Please note: this app is currently only available on iPhone & iPad devices.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/severancemag/
DNAngels Interview: https://severancemag.com/a-qa-with-dnangels-laura-leslie/
Severance is a magazine and community for people who’ve been separated from their biological family. It’s for conversations about what it feels like to have no genetic connection to the families we grew up with, whether due to situations such as adoption, abandonment, donor conception, or an NPE (non-paternal event, or not parent expected). It’s about adjusting to shifting realities or living with the unknown.
YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcvpi8XvOScBogIxmarmADw
DNAngels Interview: https://genealogytv.org/2020/03/31/dnangels-find-biological-parents-in-the-u-s/
Connie Knox founded Genealogy TV in 2018. She is a lifelong genealogist and has extensive experience in all aspects of television broadcasting, video production, and management. No matter what your skill level, Genealogy TV will help you go further, faster, and factually with your family research!