Heidi Russo is the biological mother of National Football League (NFL) player Colin Kaepernick. Russo gave Colin up for adoption soon after giving birth to him. She started hogging the limelight when she tried to mend her relationship with Colin Kaepernick when he had established himself as a football quarterback. However, Kaepernick has disregarded her efforts as he does not want to reunite with his biological mother. Heidi Russo is a certified nurse, currently living in Denver, Colorado. She is the co-founder of an advocacy group called ‘Linked Thru Love,’ which aims at ending stereotypes associated with adoption and birthmothers.