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The Foundling - The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me

Paul Joseph Fronczak

The 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.

The 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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The 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alex Tresniowski, Kirby Heyborne

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

35:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

29:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

45:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:09