Video: NFL Player Colin Kaepernick’s Adoption Story

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Denalee Chapman June 16, 2015

Colin Kaepernick may be a football superstar, but to his family, he is the son they hoped and prayed for. Adopted into the Kaepernick family at 1 ½ months old, Colin was taught that he could become whatever he hoped to be.

His mom was concerned and vigilant about helping Colin believe in himself. Of mixed race, Colin is dark and his family is white … but skin color didn’t matter to any member of that family. Colin was raised to love himself and to love others around him.

Naturally talented in many sports, Colin has always loved football the most. Against the odds, he pursued his dream. With his parents backing his decisions along the way, Colin’s tenacity paid off and he has met with the success he’s dreamed of. Colin may feel blessed that his parents adopted him, but his parents feel like they’re the real winners!

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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