Episode 56


Sheridan's dad died by suicide when she was 6 years old. Growing up, she feared suicide was her legacy. This fear worsened as she got older and began dealing with her own mental health struggles and suicidal ideation.

When Sheridan purchases a take-home DNA kit as an adult and learns that her dad who died when she was just a kid WASN’T actually her father, she finds a new family … and a new, complicated and wonderful birthright.

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For more stories on this topic, check out the upcoming memoir "Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love" by Dani Shapiro, who also has a podcast called Family Secrets on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.