Interview with an Author: Fred Nicora - Forbidden Roots

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Interview with an Author: Fred Nicora - Forbidden Roots

A one-hour recorded interview with adult adoptee and Wisconsin-based author, Fred Nicora.

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Fred Nicora, gripping and engaging author, shares insights to his new book "Forbidden Roots, A Memoir of Late Discovery Adoption." In October 2000, at the age of 41, Fred Nicora’s foundation was swept away by the slip of a tongue at a family gathering of about 250 extended family members, after his parents had died. This blunder ultimately led Nicora to the discovery that the family he had always known was not his biologically—and he was the only one who did not know. After six years of relentless searching, Fred was finally able to find some level of resolution as documented in his book.

As Nicora grew up, he always knew there was something wrong. He knew at a cellular level something was amiss. He didn’t know he was adopted. He had been a relinquished baby. Prior to his discovery, Fred endured a lifelong struggle to find his identity through various geographic locations, careers, relationships, and interests, never finding the right fit.

"Forbidden Roots" is Fred Nicora’s first book. He has an undergraduate degree in business administration and masters’ degrees in Management Technology, and Architecture, in addition to a secondary teaching license. Fred has pursued careers in Healthcare, Corporate Management and Consulting, Architecture, and Secondary Education. Currently, he has created a startup gluten-free baking business and sells registered Dexter cattle as breeding stock on his hobby farm in rural Southeastern Wisconsin. Fred has three adult children. Today, Fred is committed to bringing truth and transparency to the entire adoption process.