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An Adoptee Searching for Keys to The Future and The Past

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Placed for adoption by his young biological parents because they couldn't afford another baby, Cedric Marques Franklin lived in foster care for the first 4 months of his life until he was adopted through a Georgia adoption agency, by a couple he now knows as his parents. With them, he was an only child until the age of 16, when they adopted a younger sister sibling pair. 

 

Growing up knowing he was adopted from the age of 5, Marques describes his relationship with his family as "a great one". However school was a different story, being ??placed in Special Education during grade school and forced? ??to literally wear a label with the inscription "Isolated".  Here he became a withdrawn child never feeling like he fit in, and describes his adolescent years as being like "a paper airplane being thrown in the air with a vision but drifting in the wrong direction"--until he found his passion.  Franklin believes that "every child/teenager has potential that needs to be identified and nurtured by parents". 

 

Listen to find out how Marques found the keys to his passion and as he walks into his vision one day at a time, preparing for the release of his very first novel, yet still is searching for the keys to unlock the history of his biological family history.
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