Adoption, Background, Paralympics

Reunited With Birth Mother in Sochi

10 Mar , 2014  

It was an emotional homecoming for US Paralympian Tatyana McFadden, whose Russian birth mother watched her compete in Sochi over the weekend.

McFadden’s birth mother sat alongside her adoptive mother as they watched the athlete, nicknamed Beast for her upper body strength, power through a grueling 12 kilometer cross country ski course.

“I just raced for my family today. When I was feeling tired, in pain and frustrated I just had to think about my family in the stands,” McFadden, who finished fifth, told the Associated Press. Read More