Mother’s Day is just around the corner and Colin Kaepernick knows that the greatest gift he can give his mom Teresa is his appreciation. That’s why he’s honoring his mom at VH1’s Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms! Teresa adopted Colin when he was just a few weeks old, and Colin says that she has always been supportive of him and his dreams. In an interview with his mom, he talks about their experience as a family.
Being adopted didn’t come without its challenges. Kaepernick says that one of the biggest challenges is that he felt different, but it was a journey to develop his identity. “You have a family that you love, but you know you don’t look like. And at a young age, I understood that I was different; I didn’t understand what that meant. So, as I got older it was something that developed. As my identity developed and my place in society and my understanding of that developed, my parents and my family had develop as well.”
The activist continues on to say that it has been a constant journey for his family, “but it’s been one that [they’ve] worked through and [they’ve] always been really loving in the process.” At the end of the say, he says, “I wouldn’t do it with anybody else.”
BRB, gotta go call my mom.
Colin Kaeperick is honoring his mom Teresa at VH1’s Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms on Monday, May 7th at 9 ET/PT.