Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Setting & Symbolism

Dani Shapiro
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The Farris Institute for Parenthood in Philidelphia

The Farris Institute for Parenthood in Philidelphia is where Dani was conceived through artificial insemination with a sperm donor. It is the very beginning of her story. It is the start of her genetic inheritance as well as the birthplace of the deep secrets in her family around her origins. As one of the earliest facilities offering artificial and donor insemination, it also represents this new and emerging field of reproductive medicine with all of the trapping and ethical questions that naturally arise when a new medical field emerges. When Dani's mother mentions, casually and somewhat offhandedly, that Dani was conceived at the Farris Institute in Philidelphia, Dani initially does not think too much of it. But it is these two pieces of information, the name of the Institute and its location in Philadelphia, that, years later, will play a crucial...

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