Adopted Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Says He Already Won

I just love this story.

We all just watched the Super Bowl and quarterback Colin Kaepernick lead his San Francisco 49ers to the game of the year.

In spite that wacky power failure, it was a great game.

But what I love is Kaepernick saying that the best thing that ever happened to him was being adopted.

Before the big event, he told Dan Marino of CBS that being adopted was “the greatest blessing of my entire life.”

Live Action News reports:

Kaepernick’s birth mother was a 19-year-old young woman who wanted the best for her son but knew that she was not the one who could give it to him. She searched for adoptive parents who would be able to love her son, provide him with siblings, take care of him financially, and expose him to her love for sports. She found the perfect match in Rick and Teresa Kaepernick when Colin was 5 weeks old. The couple, who had two healthy children and had tragically lost two sons to complications related to heart defects, were seeking to adopt a son. Colin completed their family, and his birth mother could take heart knowing that her son would grow up with everything she had wanted for him.

Like Michael Oher, who played against him in the Super Bowl for the victorious Ravens (and hugged his mom after) and was the subject of The Blind Side, Kaepernick’s story is a story of love and life.

And those are the kind of stories we should celebrate, right?

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  • Mrs.Nikki

    Bristol…thanks for this! Your blog article could not have been more timely. My nine year old son is adopted, and is starting to struggle a bit with the concept of it all. He is a huge football fan, and I will have him read this as I know it will help. Thanks!

  • Just a reminder that Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl!

    • v

      who cares about the ravens! THEY R A HORRIBLE TEAM! THANK U!

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Adoption out does abortion by a long shot. There are many out there who are willing to adopt a child, a opttion Planned Parenthood may not offer!

  • Misty

    Yes, it is something to celebrate!

  • blueniner

    Thank you Bristol for acknowledging Colin Kapenick, as a lifelong 49er fan I have been following this young man. Colin was a three sport athelete, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a pitcher he had a 90 mile an hour fasball, but Football was his dream sport, the only College that would take him was Reno Nevada, as a OB he broke many College records in passing and yards running. Colin grew up in Wisconsin, but the family later moved to Turlock California. He was a validictorin in his class and extremely intelligent. Colin had a high grade point average, which has helped him as a Quarterback. Colon is a Christian man and all his tatoos are Biblical and he is very proud of his Tats, they all have a message. The future looks bright for this young inpressive, intelligent young man.

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  • Dennis McHale

    Thanks Bristol, I followed the Super Bowl news, knew that Coli Kapinick was adopted, but never heard his statement about being adopted. My wife was adopted and she feels the same way. God Bless!

  • Dennis McHale

    Thanks Bristol, I followed the Super Bowl news, knew that Colin Kapinick was adopted, but never heard his statement about being adopted made him a winner. My wife was adopted and she feels the same way. God Bless!

  • Paulette

    Great life story! I adopted three wonderful boys when they were young (4 & 2 yr old twins who now have my grandchildren), and my oldest birth son adopted a precious little boy when he was a week old and is now five! Thank God their mothers didn’t abort them!!!

  • Mel

    As the mom of an adopted son, I can say that in this world, there’s no greater gift! The only thing better is realizing that God “adopts” us all… thank you, God for your grace in our lives!

  • Bristol,
    Love your latest post on the positive side of adoption. Cherish the memories of your visit to Lifehouse and keep the autographed copy of your book on my desk to share with our residents. Happy to say we just had our 43rd healthy baby and this mom also chose adoption for her child. Mom is back at Lifehouse and will remain with us until she has completed her education and has a job to support herself. Words can not express how grateful she is to have been able to give the gift of life to the adoptive couple who have been praying for a long time for a child. Amazing how God works when we give Him the chance!
    Our fifth anniversary of opening Lifehouse will be in May—a lot of happenings in a short time. Thanks for helping to give us a good start!!!
    Joan Smith