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  • Title: The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me
  • Author: Paul Joseph Fronczak Alex Tresniowski
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  • The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me By Paul Joseph Fronczak Alex Tresniowski A gripping tale of secrets and self discovery PeopleThe Foundling tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was and set out to solve two fifty year old mysteries at once Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family s deepest secrets, and broke A gripping tale of secrets and self discovery PeopleThe Foundling tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was and set out to solve two fifty year old mysteries at once Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family s deepest secrets, and broke open the second longest cold case in US history, all in a desperate bid to find out who he really is.In 1964, a woman pretending to be a nurse kidnapped an infant boy named Paul Fronczak from a Chicago hospital.Two years later, police found a boy abandoned outside a variety store in New Jersey The FBI tracked down Dora Fronczak, the kidnapped infant s mother, and she identified the abandoned boy as her son The family spent the next fifty years believing they were whole again but Paul was always unsure about his true identity.Then, four years ago spurred on by the birth of his first child, Emma Faith Paul took a DNA test The test revealed definitively that he was not Paul Fronczak From that moment on, Paul has been on a tireless mission to find the man whose life he s been living and to discover who abandoned him, and why.This is the story of Paul s heart wrenching and tortuous journey to solve both mysteries and finally learn the truth about his identity.The Foundling is a touching and inspiring story about a child lost and faith found, about the permanence of families and the bloodlines that define you, and about the emotional toll of both losing your identity and rediscovering who you truly are.
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    Mischenko
    To see this review please visit readrantrockandrollThe Foundling by Paul Fronczak is a true story about a boy strayed at childhood and connected to a kidnapping I was extremely engaged because I d never heard this story The book quickly turns into a search through his past and continues on that path until the final conclusion Spoilers below I had to learn what was going to happen with Paul I wasn t happy with many of Paul s choices, but had high hopes for him, and understand how one needs to kno [...]

    Stacy
    Wow all I can say is that RTC I need time to digest this.Review and interview with the author Paul Joseph Fronczak on our blog twogalsandabook Every parent s worst nightmare A baby is born, and only a day old disappears out of the hospital in Chicago by a woman dressed like a nurse Gone without a trace The hospital doesn t bother to tell you, the mother, for several hours after they discover that the baby is gone 2 years later, a boy that seems to be the right age is abandoned in New Jersey Afte [...]

    Dem
    An engaging and touching true story about a man trying to find the answers to to questions about his identity and his struggle to understand the past and to accept the answers he was given This is the story of Paul Fronczak who after 50 years learns through a DNA test that he is not who he thought he was and the road to discovery is no longer available to him through regular means but through the amazing advances in DNA testing In 1964 a woman pretending to be a nurse kidnapped and infant boy na [...]

    Hannah
    I dislike rating memoirs this low because they tell the story of someone s life and who am I to judge them for the way they chose to tell it That being said, this was kind of a mess Paul Fronczak clearly is still too close to everything that happened and didn t have the time to process it As a result, this memoir lacks self reflection and depth.Paul Fronczak s story is mesmerising in its improbability the people raising him had their son kidnapped from the hospital days after his birth and when [...]

    Michelle
    An astonishing, riveting, and heartfelt debut memoir of an infant abduction that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Chicago The Foundling authored by Paul Fronczak with Alex Tresniowski is also about search for identity and truth found in family ties and connections, whether biological or of the heart.Part I The Fronczak infant boy Paul Joseph , born at the Chicago Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago on April 27, 1964 was abducted by a woman posing as a nurse The suspect was seen by seve [...]

    Katie Larson
    If you like biographies or mystery thrillers, pick this book up immediately I could not put it down and finished it within two days This story has twists, turns, dead ends, new glimpses of hope, questions and answers and then questions then you could ever believe It s hard to sit back and remember that this is someone s life and not a mixture of a soap opera and Star Wars While the end of the book does not give you all the answers, because Paul himself does not yet have all the answers, you ar [...]

    Davyne DeSye
    A real life mystery very intriguing and kept me turning pages until the very end.Paul Joseph Fronczak never felt like he belonged with his family But it wasn t until he was 10 years old that he discovered old newspaper articles in his family s basement all about his kidnapping from the hospital the day after he was born, and then his ultimate recovery two years later that he really started having questions And the main question was I am the boy who was recovered really the boy who was kidnapped [...]

    Antigone
    It s holiday time and the house is empty Ten year old Paul Fronczak, mischievous lad that he is, sets off to hunt down the family s cache of hidden Christmas presents He runs down to the basement and pulls an old gray sofa from the wall in order to reach a wooden door leading to a crawlspace He rifles through the items in storage there until he comes across a couple of old shoeboxes filled to the brim with newspaper clippings The headlines scream Kidnapping A newborn child had been taken from a [...]

    Shelby
    5 stars I really found this book really interesting and also very fastening too The one thing that really interesting was on how the people in the story went missing and how everyone tried everything to find them or even get justice for them I also really loved how this book had different stories of different people and different situations This book was really good and also very, very, very interesting in so many ways.

    Donna
    This is an autobiography that also encompasses true crime A new born babe a boy went missing in the hospital back in the early 60 s Two years later, a boy who is just barely a toddler, is abandoned in front of a store Since DNA tests weren t around, the FBI studied the ears of this boy and the ears from a photo of the baby stolen 2 years earlier They then gave the toddler to the family who had their baby stolen in the hospital Well decades later, he learns he is not their biological son I found [...]

    Producervan in Sedona, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.
    What a fascinating book A can t put it down factual account of the nearly inscrutable life of a brave man who searches for his true identity that is by turns heartbreaking and comforting HIGHLY recommend for adoptees and those who find the growing science of DNA and family history of keen interest.

    Peggy
    Well written I had a hard time putting it down I read at the dinner table even Mystery, intrigue, genealogy and all true Highly recommend.

    KathrynK
    I picked this book while visiting family and could not put it down The book wraps the stories of two lost babies into one fascinating, true story As the author struggles to find his place in the world, he considers what it means to be a parent, a brother, a family, and how much of one s destiny is predetermined by DNA, upbringing, and individual choices.

    SundayAtDusk
    In the beginning, Foundling was an intriguing story, particularly for a reader who knew nothing about the case Paul Fronczak discovered at the age of 10 that he was kidnapped as a newborn, and later returned to his parents two years later When he confronted his mother with his new knowledge, she became angry and made it clear the topic was not to be discussed it was over and was not going to be relived Fast forward many decades Mr Fronczak saw paternity DNA tests in a drug store and convinced hi [...]

    Mary
    In 1964, in a Chicago USA maternity hospital, a nurse went through the ward checking babies faces She didn t speak until she was finished then she went back, picked up baby Paul Joseph Fronczak, told his mother the paediatrician wanted to examine him, walked out of the ward and out of the hospital Despite a huge manhunt, the nurse was never seen again and baby was neither returned nor recovered.Fourteen months later, halfway across the country, a toddler boy was abandoned on a well to do street [...]

    Laurie
    You might have a little difficulty getting through some of the self analysis in the first portion of the book He described his mysterious differences with his family and I didn t agree that any of this was significant It all sounded a bit simplistic But wait a little bit The story builds and becomes and complex as things move along We ve got lots of good things thrown together here history, crime, mystery, family drama, DNA research, speculation, revelation All of this is well told and in spit [...]

    Candi Hadley
    I was fascinated by this book I usually have a harder time reading nonfiction, but I couldn t put this down I couldn t wait to find out the things Paul found in his search While the writing seemed a little unorganized and all over the place at times, especially early on, the anticipation kept me reading The story is so unbelievable, it s like one of those that has to be true, because you just can t make it up.

    Jeanne
    A well written, page turner about a real life mystery The story was surprising on every level.

    Dara S.
    This was a fascinating story Since I am into genealogy, I especially was interested in Paul finding his family He used DNA, and as he got closer to the truth he found several other mysteries Paul was abandoned in a stroller front of a store in 1965 As he traced his family, he found he came from a very dysfunctional family He had several setbacks on his three year journey and parts of his story was very sad, but had lots of good people who cared and helped him in his quest to find his family.

    Heather
    In 1964, when Paul Fronczak was 1 day old, he was kidnapped from the maternity ward of a hospital in Chicago Fourteen months later a child was found abandoned in New Jersey Very limited scientific tests were available at the time to determine paternity All the FBI could say was that they could not rule out the possibility that the child found in New Jersey was Paul Fronczak So they gave this child to the Fronczak family and considered both cases closed.When he was 10 years old Paul found a box o [...]

    Jan
    I wanted to read this book because my husband was contacted about sharing his DNA results with Paul Fronczak s genealogists during their search for his identity As it turned out, Paul and my husband share a great great great grandfather on my husband s paternal grandmother s side add one great for Paul since he is in a different generation.It s hard to imagine the feelings adoptees have, not knowing their biological parents, medical history, or why they were given up, but this case takes it to [...]

    Abby mamacos
    I found this book fascinating I am adopted and have had my DNA tested by a company called 23ANDMe This is one of the companies used to trace this authour s identity I have not had much luck , however I have found that I am related by DNA as a third cousin to someone who I have known my whole life to be a first cousin through my adoption It has helped me by identifying my major lineage being mostly French, German and Scandinavian I was born and raised in SOUTH AFRICA It also alerted me to some re [...]

    Deb Ruth
    Just finished Outstanding Thanks to Allison Ramsey Demski for suggesting Congratulations Allison on the wonderful work you, Crista, CeCe others did to solve this case My head is still swimming with all the twists, turns, disappointments and triumphs Paul Joseph Fronczak faced on this journey As a family history buff, it was interesting to see the use of DNA and other genealogy tools used during the course of the book If you are into true crime, family history and forensic research this is a must [...]

    Angel Hench
    I realize that I will never hava any idea what this man went through when finding out that the parents who raised him were not part of his natural born family However, I also felt like he has now rewritten his entire history through the lens of this experience All families have disagreements, all family members have moments when they think, Oh my god, I cannot be related to these people His total disregard for what his adoptive parents, brother, wife and child were going through while he was on [...]

    Luanne Ollivier
    Truth really is stranger than fiction The Foundling The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me by Paul Joseph Fronczak with Alex Tresniowski is one of those I can t believe its true , shake your head stories As a child, Paul always felt a little out of step with the rest of his family When he was ten, he found a box of newspaper clippings in the basement covering the 1964 kidnapping and a few years later recovery of a Baby Paul Stunned, he asked his parents ab [...]

    Riva Sciuto
    Time buries the past But sometimes the past refuses to stay buried, writes Paul Fronczak in this incredibly riveting memoir I couldn t put it down I was captivated by Paul s story and the tenacity with which he searched for the truth about his own unknown identity There was an urgency to the process, an eagerness to connect the child with no parents to the parents with no child, he writes To resolve the unresolved I read incredulously as Paul s story unfolded, astounded by the reality of a world [...]

    Lis
    An amazing story, told in a very gripping way it unfolds like a mystery novel The choice of having a real writer as co author was wise this is likely why the story unfolds so clearly Paul s story has a lot of drama, but writing was never something he particularly focused on, so a solo effort would likely have read awkwardly.He discovers at age 10 that he was kidnapped as a newborn, and returned to his family 2years later Then, around age 50, he discovers from DNA that the story is even complica [...]

    Nicole
    This book took some great twists and turns, and I found the events interesting as he pieced together the unique true story of his family However, I felt like Paul was a bit too self centered I realize that might sound like an unfair criticism of an autobiographical book, but the way he tries to analyze himself, compares his situations to movies he s seen, and hurts people in his single mindedness struck me as a little off putting.

    Martha
    Absolutely riveting, and it is a great read for genealogists it has everything brick walls, DNA, abandoned children, adoption The one thing missing was a genealogical chart to keep new found relatives straight This is the story of a child who discovered he was not who he thought he was, and how, as an adult, he began the search for his identity and found it Although this is not a great work of literature, it does raise interesting questions about how we define ourselves and the nature of familie [...]

    Amy
    Fascinating story with a convoluted, mysterious journey I m a believer in how knowing where you come from can give you confidence and self worth, so this author s quest really spoke to me And I love at the end of the book he talks about how we all really have a lifetime s responsibility to find out who we really are inside I listened to the audiobook and there were times I wished I had a paper family tree in front of me It was difficult to keep track of the different people and branches that the [...]

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