Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love - Part Two: Chapters 23-30 Summary & Analysis

Dani Shapiro
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Dani's research into the early years of artificial insemination highlights the culture of secrecy around the topic at the time, as well as the fact that donor insemination was considered an ethical issue which many believed to be both unlawful and immoral. Anonymity, secrecy, and eugenics were also at the heart of the discussion; "parents were told to go home and forget it ever happened" (90). Dani wants confirmation that her parents had known nothing about her biological lineage so she reaches out to Wendy Kramer, the founder of the Donor Sibling Registry, a resource for donor-conceived people searching for their genetic relatives. Kramer highlights how unusual it is that Dani found her donor, particularly so quickly. However, Kramer is confident that, at the very least, Dani's mother must have known the truth.

Dani writes about another memory from childhood in which...

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