Awesome Athletes You May Not Know Were Adopted

Awesome Athletes You May Not Know Were Adopted

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Check out some great athletes who you may not have known were adopted.

Simone Biles

Simone has won 32 Olympic and World Championship medals combined — more than any other gymnast in her country’s history!

Michael Oher

Michael’s childhood was filled with challenges — he went to 11 different schools between kindergarten and Grade 9.

Michael was eventually adopted by a kind couple whose children attended the same school that he did.

Aaron Judge

Aaron was adopted very early in his life — the day after he was born! Aaron has expressed no interest in meeting his biological parents.

Colin Kaepernick

Activist and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was adopted when he was still a baby. At age four, he moved to California in the U.S. with his adoptive parents.

By the time he was nine he was already playing quarterback on his youth football team. It's about growing up looking different from his adopted parents.

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