The biological mother of Colin Kaepernick wants to meet the Super Bowl quarterback. Heidi Russo says she gave Kaepernick up for adoption when she was 19.
“I knew I couldn’t have provided my son the kind of life he deserved when I became pregnant,” said Russo in an interview with FOX31 Denver. “I had him for about six weeks before putting him up for adoption, and what a blessing it was to have Teresa and Rick Kaepernick be able to step up and raise Colin.”
The Kaepernicks, like Russo, lived in Milwaukee but moved to California when Colin was four.
Russo says she is not in this for money or fame because of the success of Kapernick.
“Don’t get me wrong, I am not ‘coming out’ to share in any of the success Colin is having, I just want him to know I never stopped thinking about him,” said Russo. “For my family, we will just be cheering for Colin just as loud as the Kaepernicks will be, come Super Bowl.”
Russo says she has tried numerous times to meet Colin since he enrolled at Nevada.