About the Show
Together, Jodi and Christina narrate interviews with real people about their real experiences with shocking DNA revelations like paternity fraud, Non-Paternal Events (NPE), donor conceptions and adoptions, whether discovered by a commercial DNA test or a known disclosure.
Using a blend of humor, education and awe, these two friends make sense of one of the fastest growing segments of popular culture - the surprise DNA discovery.
Christina Bryan Fitzgibbons & Jodi Klugman-Rabb
Together, Jodi and Christina narrate interviews with real people about their real experiences with shocking DNA revelations like paternity fraud, Non-Paternal Events (NPE), donor conceptions, and adoptions, whether discovered by a commercial DNA test or a known disclosure.
Christina is a Northern California-based genetic and family investigator. Christina’s particular expertise is in helping adopted or donor-conceived clients find and connect with their biological families or interpret paternity. She is recognized in her field for her intuition and her unrivaled drive to dig for answers.
During what is often a particularly stressful time for clients in crisis, Christina offers humor and a comforting presence, assuring confidentiality, sharing stories of her own past successes, and emphasizing the importance of self-acceptance, regardless of the outcome.
Christina excels at taking on complex cases for high-profile clients and conducting international and historical research. She is frequently called on by attorneys, law enforcement, and the media for her expert advice and rare perspective.
Jodi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Life as a hip, sometimes irreverent shrink took a turn when she took a commercial DNA test for fun, leading to the surprising discovery that she had a different biological father than she was raised to believe. Christina found Jodi's biological father and half-brother, and the two set out to developed this podcast to create community and awareness for this unusual phenomenon.
Jodi has since pioneered the only mental health treatment protocol specifically for DNA discoveries, Parental Identity Discovery™. She sees clients in person and remotely, trains mental health professionals on the protocol, and speaks regularly on identity and family dynamics impacted by this revelation. Jodi also authors the Finding Family blog for Psychology Today.