We Not Only Adopted Our Children But Their Countries As Well

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.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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