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Thomas Rhett Introduces Adopted Daughter Willa Gray Akins

She’s home! Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, introduced their adopted daughter to the world on Friday afternoon (May 12). The moment brings an end to what the couple has described as a roller coaster journey.

Few details were provided as Rhett and Lauren introduced Willa Gray Akins. “Thank you to everyone who prayed every single day for this sweet girl,” he writes. “The Lord blessed us with the most amazing little girl we could have ever dreamed of and we can’t wait to watch her grow up.”

Lauren Akins provided a little more information in her own Instagram post. “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,” she writes, captioning four different photos (below). She also shares that her parents brought the baby home from Uganda, as she’s not able to fly since she’s pregnant.

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The news continues a country baby boom in 2017. Rhett and his wife are expecting a biological child (another girl) in August, while good friend Jason Aldean is also expecting this year or early next year. Lee Brice and Justin Moore are two more country men prepping to become fathers again in 2017.

Rhett and his wife learned they were pregnant long after beginning the adoption process. He wasn’t allowed to provide any details while talking about the child. Revealing gender or age would put the adoption in jeopardy, he said. Willa Gray is not a newborn, but looks to be a toddler.

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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