Choosing between life and death would be easier than to pick between raising your son and giving up. Heidi Russo locked horn with her motherhood and decided to give her son, Colin Kaepernick for adoption.
Now after two decades, she still tries to make contact with her son, who avoids any confrontation with his certified nurse mother. Although she has a settled life with three kids and a husband, she struggles to cope with the fact that her son is far from her heart.
Offered Her Son For Adoption; Gap Between Mother And Son
Heidi Russo was at the age of 19 when she gave birth to her son, Colin Kaepernick. She became the single mother to her child after Colin's biological father abandoned her.
Life is a series of ups and downs, and for nine months, her parents Phyllis and James Zabransky were convinced she would keep the baby. But after going through emotional trauma, she decided to let go her son to the hands of a couple.
Heidi's parents during Heidi's pregnancy in 1987 (Photo: Dailymail.co.uk)
Colin was put into the hands of Heidi's fellow nurse, Teresa Kaepernick and her husband, Rick, who raised him in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the United States. And although Heidi kept her son away from her, Kaepernick' family used to send the old letters and pictures to Heidi.
But, she asked Colin's foster parents to stop contacting her as she had made her call on Colin and had no other ways. However, the family of Kaepernick' even met with Heidi without Colin stating that they have no issues with speaking to her.
Heidi still maintains contact with her first son through social media and congratulates him on his success on the football field.
As Colin posted that he has taken down his body fat to 7%, Heidi came with the supporting comment stating "Probably 4 or 5%? Keep workin' hard Colin." But the young footballer has already disapproved their approach as he believes that contacting his biological mother would be a betrayal to his loving foster parents.
Heidi Russo was born in 1969 in the United States of America. She belongs to the white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. The 49-year-old stands the height of 1.87 meters (6 feet and 2 inches tall).
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Here are some of the facts about Heidi Russo that you should not miss;
- As per Heidi, Colin's father is of African ethnicity with whom her son Colin Kaepernick has not met yet and neither the Kaepernick's family has.
- Heidi Russo lives in Denver, Colorado as a nurse with her three children whose ages are 12, 6, and 3.
- She is married to a guy named Heath Russo and relished life as a certified nurse.