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Heidi Russo

Heidi Russo

Heidi Russo is a nurse in Colorado.

She was 47 years old in 2016 and had an 11 year old.

She is also the biological mother of star college and NFL quaterback Colin Kaepernick who she gave to his adoptive parents when she was a teenager (18 or 19).

Kaepernick's father reportedly left her when he found out she was pregnant.

Russo had some contact with Kaepernick's adoptive parents when he was young, and has followed his football career.

She expressed and interest in developing a closer relationship in 2012.

In 2016, Russo expressed disagreement with Kaepernick's decision to remain seated as proest during the singing of the national anthem, but also said it the doffering views do not mean she does not love the son she made the difficult choice to give up to his parents.

She said it is a decision she has to live with and respects Colin's decision not to develop more of a relationship with her.

Russo is involved in the Three Strands organization working to uplift and support mothers who choose to have their babies adopted.


Citation Linkdailymail.co.uk2012 artlice on Russo and her relationship woth Kaepernick
Aug 31, 2016, 12:56 AM
Citation Linkdenverpost.com2014 Denver Post article on Russo and hwr involvement in Three Strands, a group seeking to uplift birth mothers whose children are adopted
Aug 31, 2016, 12:39 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comHeidi Russo's twitter feed
Aug 31, 2016, 2:59 PM