Thomas Rhett, and his wife, Lauren Akins, have recently opened up about their journey into parenthood and their experience becoming adoptive parents. Last year, the two adopted Willa Gray from Masindi, Uganda, and brought her home.
When asked by People magazine about Willa’s adjustment, Rhett explained that her transition had been smooth, fitting right into the country culture of the family. “You don’t have to be from the South to be country,” Rhett said, referring to his daughter’s country roots in Uganda. “In Uganda, family and religion are super important and music is gigantic,” he shared. “If I just pick up a guitar, Willa starts dancing. It’s in her blood.”
Rhett and Lauren have another daughter, Ada, who was born last year as well. Together, the family of four shares time together, by spending time outside enjoying nature and being around music. Rhett also expressed his how he and his wife, Lauren, want both of their daughters to grow up confident and aware of their parents love. “I hope that we can raise both of our children to be super proud of who they are and where they come from — and that they know me and Lauren love them beyond anything else that exists in this world. I hope we can just raise good, kind kids.”
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