Looking back now, it all looks black and white (Watershed DNA
'I was no stranger to shock and grief...[but] this was something altogether different. The quality of it was different...It was trauma at the level of identity.'
A watershed moment in the life of Dani Shapiro - the discovery at 54 that she was donor-conceived - was triggered by a consumer DNA test gifted by her husband. As a memoirist and novelist, Dani chronicled her discovery and its ramifications in her 2019 memoir "Inheritance". Her husband Michael joins in the conversation briefly to talk from the perspective of spouse, search assistant, and main support person. Even if you've read her book and heard Dani speak before, this podcast provides deeper insight into the potential impact of DNA testing on people’s lives.