DNA Discoveries

Stories of Finding Family

About the show

Did you do your DNA test to find out if you’re Irish? If you are like the host, Edward Looney, that’s why he spit in a tube and sent it off to the lab. He ended up finding family he never knew he had. This is a podcast about people who discovered family– parents, brothers, cousins. Listen for heart warming and tear jerking stories about DNA Discoveries that have changed lives.


  • Episode 9: Brandy's Struggle to Identify the Mystery Man in the Photo Years Later

    October 5th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 29 secs
    23andme, ancestrydna, biologicaldad, dna, family, findingfamily, relatives, sister, stories

    Brandy learned at a young age her dad wasn't her dad, and that the mystery man in a vacation photo was her biological dad. She struggled to identify the man, but with lots of help and perseverance, she now knows his name and connected with a sister.

  • Episode 8: How Peter Connected with Relatives on His Dad's Biological Side and the Finding of a Bonus Cousin

    September 21st, 2021  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 29 secs
    23andme, ancestrydna, dna, extendedfamily, father, findingfamily, son

    In fifth grade, Peter had an unusual encounter at school and wondered who a mysterious family member was. Years later, he would discover family on his dad's biological side. His ancestry search took him even further to find a relative no one knew about.

  • Episode 7: The Ups and Downs of Kristi's Search for Family and the Blessings She Found Along the Way

    September 7th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 4 secs
    23andme, ancestrydna, birthfamily, dna, findingfamily

    Kristi knew she was adopted and wanted to search for her birth parents. Her test yielded results which helped her find additional blessings along the way. Kristi shares the ups and downs of her search with us today.

  • New Episodes Beginning in September

    August 26th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 28 secs
    23andme, ancestrydna, dna, findingfamily

    Have you discovered family through the DNA kits? Maybe it is time for you to share your story? DNA Discoveries is now recruiting new interviewees. Allow Edward Looney to help you tell your story with the rest of the world!

  • Episode 6: I Am Complete Because I Found My Dad with Nina Manzare

    August 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 58 secs
    23andme, ancestry, biological, dad, daughter, dna, family, father, mother, myheritage, reunion, siblings, story

    Nina Manzare was told at a young age that the man she called dad wasn't really her father. It wasn't until taking a DNA test that she confirmed that was true. Her search led her to discover half-siblings which paved the way to her becoming complete by finding her dad.

  • Episode 5: Two Sisters Deliver a Birthday Surprise with Chera

    August 17th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 13 secs
    ancestry, biological, daughter, dna, family, father, half-sister, mother, reunion, story

    Edward Looney interviews Chera who shares about her discovery of her half-sister and how they accidently surprised their biological father with the news on his birthday.

  • Episode 4: A Family Reunion Orchestrated by God with Kenny

    August 10th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 32 secs
    adoption, birthfamily, dna, family, reunion, story

    Kenny was in his twenties and the first year of his marriage when after hearing a sermon at his church about family and identity that he knew he wanted to find his birth family. Little did he know that God already was working on the heart of his birth father. Kenny's story will fill the listener with wonder and awe.

  • Episode 3: I Was An Only Child Until I Found My Sisters with Penny Kinsey

    August 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 15 secs
    daughter, dna, family, father, mother, reunion, story

    Penny Kinsey grew up as an only child until she discovered her biological father and his children.

  • Episode 2: My Mom and I are the Same Person with Tiffany Dean

    July 27th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 8 secs
    daughter, dna, family, mother, reunion, story

    Tiffany Dean was separated from her mother at the age of two and later in her life she learned the name of her mother. A few months ago she decided to search for her mom. This is the story of a mother-daughter reunion.

  • Episode 1: My Dad and I are Inseparable with Annette Broussard Boyd

    July 20th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 43 secs
    23andme, ancestrydna, biologicalfather, dna, geneology, genetics

    For most of her life, Annette Broussard Boyd called one man dad. Until they both did an ancestry test and she discovered she was not listed as his daughter. This led to a search for her biological father whom she discovered three months ago.

  • Introducing DNA Discoveries

    July 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 5 secs
    23andme, ancestrydna, dna, family, longlostrelatives, relatives, stories

    Edward Looney introduces a new podcast about finding family through the popular dna test kits and looks forward to the many stories that will be shared by his guests.