Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love - Part One: Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

Dani Shapiro
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The discovery about her paternity prompts Dani to remember an incident that occurred in 1988, two years after her father had died. Dani was twenty-five at the time, and her mother casually mentioned at a social event that Dani had been conceived in Philadelphia. Dani then learned that her parents had been having trouble conceiving and that they had sought the help of a fertility doctor at a Philadelphia institute who specialized in artificial insemination. At the time, Dani never questioned that, though she had been conceived in this way, her mother and father were still her biological parents.

After getting her DNA results, Dani and her husband Michael begin researching fertility clinics in Philadelphia that were operating at the time of her conception. They zero in on the Farris Institute for Parenthood, affiliated with Penn University, remembering that Dani's mother had...

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