The Truth About Colin Kaepernick’s Parents

According to Teresa Kaepernick and Rick Kaepernick Colin Kaepernick were adopted at 5 weeks old. The Unbeatable. The Wisconsin couple already had two biological children: a son and a girl named Kyle, both from Wisconsin. BustleThey adopted after two children were born with congenital heart defects. According to The Undefeated, Colin’s biological mother, a 19-year old white woman, was his biological father, who was Black. The New York Times. For the Kaepernicks, Colin was the “perfect child”Bustle reports that they were the only ones who had completed their families. According to the Times, Colin’s family moved to California in 2005 when Rick was offered a job with a cheese company.

Colin was always open with Teresa and Rick about the adoption. “We were always very open about the skin colors. We pointed it out as a positive, and he saw his difference and was comfortable with it,” Teresa told The New York Times2010 Colin was born in 2010. “As my identity developed and my place in society and my understanding of that developed, my parents and my family had develop as well … but it’s been one that [they’ve] worked through and [they’ve] always been really loving in the process,” Colin said in VH1’s 2018 special “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms.”


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