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?  In 2000 at the age of 41 Fred Nicora discovered he had been adopted at a large family gathering through the unfortunate disclosure by an elderly great-aunt.  His parents had passed away prior to his discovery.   At the time he not only became overwhelmed by his loss of trust and sense of betrayal in his family, but also the systemic roadblocks for him to find his truth through records access denial. 

Fred holds a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.S. in management technology, a master’s in architecture and a secondary lifetime teaching license via a master’s program.  Following a traumatic life altering event, Fred struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, eventually finding sobriety and his need for spiritual, mental, and physical health.  Currently an entrepreneur and author, Fred authored a memoir of his story in the book Forbidden Roots.  More can be found on Fred, his book, and his efforts to help bring truth and transparency to the entire adoption process at www.frednicora.com