Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins Welcome First Child: Willa Gray

Congratulations are in order for Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins.

Not only are they expecting a baby, the couple just welcomed their first child -daughter Willa Gray Akins – via adoption from Uganda, they announced via Instagram.

“Everyone meet Willa Gray Akins! 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! Thank you to everyone who prayed every single day for this sweet girl. 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! #daddyforreal,” he wrote.

The proud new mama also Instagrammed an announcement and some images of their baby girl.

“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
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**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
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**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
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** 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
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BRB STILL FREAKING OUT OUR DAUGHTER IS HOME,” she wrote.

In February, the couple announced they are expecting and adopting a baby from Africa.

The couple – who first met in kindergarten – were wed in October 2012.

Congratulations to them!

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 ?????????????????????? A post shared by Lauren Akins (@laur_akins) on

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