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LIFE COACH. adoptee. writer. Speaker. charity trustee. Mother. go getter. 

As far as Fran was aware, her story was a straightforward one. Fran was unable to be cared for as a baby and went into foster care, as did her older sibling. Back in the late seventies, early eighties the care system didn’t try to keep siblings together, and they were placed in separate foster homes. Fran was later adopted.

Fran grew up seemingly content until she started rummaging through drawers during her teenage years. What she found was inconceivable. A series of front page newspapers, made her realise that ‘unable to be cared for' was probably an understatement. 

Fran discovered that her sibling had been returned to the place they were removed from and several years on from that time, murdered. 

With the support that followed, Fran felt like she was led to believe that if she found some answers, she would no longer have any questions. She could wrap everything up neatly, and carry on. So Fran searched. But going back to a place of trauma opened up many more questions, making the trauma worse. 

What eventually changed Frans' life as an adult, was learning it was the effects of trauma that she only had control over. Ironically, the more able Fran became of accepting and understanding the effects in her everyday life, the stronger she became. However, in a strange twist of fate, the stronger she became the more she was forced to live a life less than she was capable of. 

By sharing some of her stories and working with others, Fran wishes to give those the hope and courage they need to live their life in the best way they can.