As you’re watching this year’s winter Olympics, your children might be interested to learn about Olympic athletes who are also adopted. Here are four amazing winter Olympians to help spark a conversation about the wonderful things adoptees can go on to do in their lives.
Bronze in Mogul Skiing, 2006
Born in South Korea, Toby was adopted by ski instructors from Vail, Colorado, and currently teaches skiing in his birth country.
Figure Skating, 1992, 1994, 1998
Born and raised in France, Surya Bonaly competed in the Olympics three times and was the first skater in the Olympics to perform a black flip on one skate.
Snowboard Cross, Paralympics, 2014
Born in Romania, Cristina Albert is an incredibly talented Paralympic snowboarder living in Denver, Colorado, who competes with only one foot!
Pair Skater, 2006
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Aaron and his adopted sister were raised in Chicago, Illinois. Aaron competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics and is married to another professional skater from Poland.