Thomas Rhett is opening up about adopting his daughter and how it feels. A lot of people wonder if it feels like they aren’t your child or different, but to Thomas and his wife Lauren it doesn’t. People shared what Thomas Rhett had to say about his daughter Willa.
His daughter Willa was born in Uganda and his daughter Ada was born in Nashville, Tennesse. If you have listened to his song Life Changes you will know some of the story. They decided to adopt Willa, and then found out Lauren was pregnant with Ada, which gave them two small children at the same time. Lauren and Thomas took the challenge head on and have done a great job of being parents.
It was only three months after they brought home Willa that Ada was born. Rhett said they “are two peas in a pod getting into all kinds of trouble together.” He has taken both of them out on tour with him, showing them the road life. Rhett shared that from the time he was in high school he knew that he would want to take his kids with him on tour one day. Another thing he loves doing with the girls is taking them out in nature. This is a bond that he has with his famous dad Rhett Atkins and wants the same bond with the girls.
Thomas shared that there are a lot of things similar to the area they live in and where Willa is from originally. He said, “In Uganda, family and religion are super important and music is gigantic. If I just pick up a guitar, Willa starts dancing. It’s in her blood.”
They are very open with Willa about her past. Thomas Rhett went on to explain that he wants her to be proud of being from Uganda.
“I hope God has given me all the right tools to raise Willa Gray to know that no matter where she comes from, she is our child, and that we want her to express her diversity. She’s from Tennessee and she’s from Uganda and I want her to be proud of that.”
He explained that the word adopted is hard for him to even understand anymore. Their daughter feels like she is just a perfect fit. He says that “even though Willa Gray comes from [a] whole different part of the world, she’s ours and it feels like she never wasn’t.”
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