How a DNA Testing Kit Revealed a Family Secret Hidden for 54 Years

A personal essay by memoirist Dani Shapiro about discovering, accidentally through DNA testing, that the father she knew was not her biological parent. In the piece she advocates for the rights of children produced through assisted reproduction, after decades in which those of parents and donor prevailed, and children were kept in the dark about their true parentage.

Source: Time Magazine
Published: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 6 minutes (1,599 words)
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