Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Adopt Daughter Willa From Africa

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Gregory Akins attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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Thomas Rhett and Lauren Gregory Akins attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas. 

"I can't believe our daughter is finally home."

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins have adopted a girl from Africa, the country singer announced Friday (May 12). 

The couple posted photos of the happy family on social media, introducing their new daughter Willa Gray Akins. 

"I can't believe our daughter is finally home," Akins said on Twitter. "Thank you to everyone who prayed every single day for this sweet girl."

Akins was equally celebratory on Instagram, explaining that they first met baby Willa more than a year ago in Uganda. 

The new mama is currently pregnant and thanked her parents for bringing Willa home to them. She also thanked the rest of their friends and family for all of their support. 

"Y'all have walked through and prayed through every single moment of this adoption with us, were our ROCKS through it all, kept it a secret, and truly had faith & hope for us when we felt like we had none left," she continued. "I could cry thinking about each one of you-y'all know who you are & we are beyond blessed with our community God has given us.... we love y'all more than any words could come close to describing. I might just throw you all a giant party celebrating y'all."

See their posts here:

 

YALL ---------- Our baby girl is hommmmeeeeee -------------- Thank you Jesus for bringing our family together on the same continent finally 🙂 little cutie Willa Gray Akins came home yesterday after completely stealing our hearts in Uganda over a year ago & we're sooooo happy we just can't stand it ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ • • • **PARENTS OF THE YEAR: thank you mom & dad for bringing her home since this pregnant mama is officially grounded due to baby Akins #2 coming in August ------ • • • **FRIEND OF THE YEAR: thank you sweet @kaileydickerson for capturing some of the most special moments for us & for traveling with me to Uganda and back------ • • • ** our FRIENDS & our FAMILY OF THE CENTURY: y'all have walked through and prayed through every single moment of this adoption with us, were our ROCKS through it all, kept it a secret, and truly had faith & hope for us when we felt like we had none left. I could cry thinking about each one of you-y'all know who you are & we are beyond blessed with our community God has given us---- we love y'all more than any words could come close to describing. I might just throw you all a giant party celebrating y'all -------------------- • • • BRB STILL FREAKING OUT OUR DAUGHTER IS HOME --------------------------------------------

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