", Thomas also told People that when he came to Uganda months later to meet her, after he and Lauren decided they wanted to adopt her, Willa wasn't too keen on him at first. Willa Gray Akins was born Nov. 1, 2015. I’ve dreamed of us all being on the same continent for so long. Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group.Powered by WordPress.com VIP, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window). Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group. I need to pause life cause it’s just moving too fast. The singer's wife, Lauren, also shared several photos of Willa, from first meeting her in Uganda to eventually adopting her in May of 2017, to bringing her home to Nashville. Thank you to everyone who prayed every single day for this sweet girl pic.twitter.com/ykKFjI83wh, — Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) May 12, 2017. Lauren told People that when she visited Uganda, she connected with Willa — who was going by the name Blessing — immediately. After their year-long adoption journey, Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren welcomed their new daughter, Willa Gray Akins, home from Uganda on Thursday — … "Happy birthday sweet baby girl!" 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. 8 hours ago, by Kelsey Garcia Adds Lauren, “It felt like a dream. At the time, she was having trouble getting pregnant. Willa … Her husband has co-wrote several songs with Jason Aldean. She has two younger sisters named Ada and Lennon. The pair started the adoption process in 2016 shortly after Lauren met their future daughter for the first time during a visit to Africa with the charitable organization 147 Million Orphans, which provides food, water, medicine, shelter, and education to vulnerable children in the name of Jesus Christ. In 2017, they adopted a daughter named Willa Gray from Uganda. Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, announced on social media on Friday, May 12, that they’ve welcomed a daughter named Willa Gray Akins home from Uganda. “So I was convinced it was food poisoning.”, 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. You see, Lauren was just in Uganda but the adoption wasn’t complete yet and Lauren had to return to the United States for a prenatal appointment without little Willa in tow. I might just throw you all a giant party celebrating y'all • • • BRB STILL FREAKING OUT OUR DAUGHTER IS HOME , A post shared by Lauren Akins (@laur_akins) on May 12, 2017 at 1:54pm PDT. By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR. In addition to Willa Gray Akins, Rhett and Akins are also parents to 3-year-old Ada James and 7-month-old Lennon Love.The are working hard to teach their three daughters to lead with love and kindness, but to also fight for change. Arnold Schwarzenegger Recovering Well After Another Heart Surgery, Antonio Brown 'Very Close' to Signing with Tampa Bay, Reuniting w…. “Thank you to everyone who prayed every single day for this sweet girl.”. Adds Lauren, “It felt like a dream. “Meet Willa Gray Akins! All orphans have heart-wrenching stories, but it felt like this specific baby was ours. © 2020 MobSoc Media LLC. Lauren is also expecting the couple's first biological child, also a baby girl, in early August. I can't believe our daughter is finally home We have been in this adoption process for what seems like forever and are just so filled with joy that we are all finally home together! In this article, we take a look at Willa Gray's net worth in 2020, total earnings, salary, and biography. She is a celebrated family member. She and Rhett married in 2012. The parents of Willa Gray are Thomas Rhett, Lauren Akins. She was first brought to her new home on May 11, 2017. he writes next to a photo of the two of them on the beach, Willa Gray holding onto his neck as he looks at her lovingly. In October, Thomas and Lauren will ring in their fifth wedding anniversary as the parents of two sweet little girls. Country music star Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins have some big news— the pair have finally welcomed their 18-month-old adopted daughter, Willa Gray Akins, home from Uganda on Thursday! ?,” the “T-Shirt” singer tweeted along with a family photo. All Rights Reserved. Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, adopted her on adopted on May 11, 2017, and she is their oldest child. Fortunately, Grandma and Grandpa were able to swoop in and reunite the little family quickly. #daddyforreal @laur_akins, A post shared by ThomasRhettAkins (@thomasrhettakins) on May 12, 2017 at 1:52pm PDT. Ciara and Russell Wilson Set Up a Fun Backyard Pumpkin Patch For Their Kids — See the Snaps! Willa Gray is Rhett and Lauren's first child. She and Thomas dated for six months when they were fifteen; they would reunite many years later. Shane Smith and the Saints Perform "Shady Grove" Live in Austin, Sam Elliott Voices New Joe Biden Campaign Ad: 'There is Only One America'. I am so proud of who you are Willa Gray girl. Lauren previously detailed how Willa Gray stole the couple's hearts when they met her in 2016. "We have been in this adoption process for what seems like forever and are just so filled with joy that we are all finally home together," Rhett wrote on Instagram. I can’t believe our daughter is finally home ? After months of paperwork and planning, Willa Gray Akins is now happily at home with her new parents. 12 hours ago, by Kelsey Garcia A post shared by ThomasRhettAkins (@thomasrhettakins), she connected with Willa — who was going by the name Blessing — immediately. May 12, 2017. Associated With 11 hours ago, by Karen Snyder Duke "My sweet, smart, soooo goofy beautiful baby girl who made me a mama," the proud mom writes. 8 hours ago, by Monica Sisavat Adopted daughter of country music star Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins. View details that no one tells you about. *We will not share your personal information or publish content without your permission. I’ve dreamed of us all being on the same continent for so long. The singer's wife, Lauren, also shared several photos of Willa, from first meeting her in Uganda to eventually adopting her in May of 2017, to bringing her home to Nashville. They're also the biological parents to another daughter, Ada James, born in August 2017. Your sweet little spirit makes the world around you a better place. Incredibly popular on Instagram, she has accumulated more than 2.4 million followers on the mobile photo app. Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, adopted her on adopted on May 11, 2017, and she is their oldest child. A post shared by ThomasRhettAkins (@thomasrhettakins) on Nov 3, 2019 at 5:22pm PST, Willa Gray Akins was born Nov. 1, 2015. How in the world are you 3 already?!?! Social media marvel best known through her marriage to country singer Thomas Rhett. I might just throw you all a giant party celebrating y’all • • • BRB STILL FREAKING OUT OUR DAUGHTER IS HOME , A post shared by Lauren Akins (@laur_akins) on May 12, 2017 at 1:54pm PDT, Lauren is due to bring another daughter home this August. I love you more than anything in the world," Rhett adds. 'I was, like, so moved. Willa Gray Akins arrived in Nashville from Uganda on Thursday, May 11. 10 hours ago, by Mekishana Pierre ☝️, Awesome, You’re All Set! "When I met Willa, her story was pretty intense. 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.