Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories

Fred: Finding Out at 41 that the Life You Knew was a Lie

May 02, 2023 Louise Browne & Sarah Reinhardt Season 3 Episode 23
Adoption: The Making of Me. An Oral History of Adoptee Stories
Fred: Finding Out at 41 that the Life You Knew was a Lie
Show Notes

Everyone learns to accept life’s twists and turns as they live out the daily rituals of their lives.  But what happens when an event completely alters one’s understanding of everything about the world in which they live, including who they are?  Fred Nicora brings the audience into his innermost thoughts as he sees his foundation swept away with a simple slip of the tongue at the age of forty-one, while attending a large family gathering with his children and wife.  Fred details his journey to understand his new identity and re-frame his past in his memoir, Forbidden Roots.

Fred has followed a path of unexplained restlessness ignited by undisclosed triggers in his efforts to find the right fit for his own identity and seek truth in his life.  Careers explored on his journey include health care administration, architecture, business consulting, teaching, and his own entrepreneurial endeavors including a startup fitness-based company and now authoring his story of being thrust into the adoption triangle.  

To purchase a copy of Fred's book or to visit his website: -
Forbidden Roots | Fred Nicora

Also in this episode, Sarah and Louise discuss Megan Culhane Galbraith’s “The Guild of The Infant Saviour”.

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