In speaking about her daughter Willa’s recent adoption, adoptive mom Lauren Akin (wife to country music superstar Thomas Rhett) talked about how grateful she was to the judge who finalized their adoption.
She said, “He changed her life and ours. He knew how long we had been working with the children’s home and he knew that our family is a family and that our roots are in Uganda too and that we’ll be back.”
I was really struck by that statement, made by a woman who grew up in the US. “Our roots are in Uganda.”
It really shows that adoption not only brings a child into your world – it brings you into your child’s world, in a very real way.