Adoption, which comes from the heart, is a journey of trust and is an excellent way of forming a family. Instagram star Lauren Akins adopted a daughter from the rural parts of Africa, Uganda.
She came to limelight as a wife of country singer, Thomas Rett. The duo has launched their jewelry line, Lauren Akins X Ladybird in support of Love One International's charitable efforts in Uganda.
Wants To Add Five Kids In Their Family
In an interview with Access on 3 August 2018, the Instagram star's husband, Thomas Rett said that he and Lauren want to add three more kids to their family in the next five years. The couple wants to have a total of five children before Lauren turns into the age of 34. They have been discussing the possibility of growing their family with the goal of five kids in their mind. Thomas also admits that they are open for the adaptation once again.
Lauren and Thomas, who are high school sweethearts, met during sixth grade at Goodpasture Christian in Madison. However, in their late teens, they almost got married to different people. Lauren's father urged Thomas to reveal his feelings to his daughter, and after the American singer confessed his love, the duo started dating. After six months of their dating life, the couple got engaged to each other.
The couple married each other in 2012 and Thomas' songwriter father, Rhett Akins stated that the duo stared for 20 minutes to each other while exchanging their vows. At that time, the songwriter knew that they existed for each other. The newlywed couple then spent their honeymoon at Oahu, and after returning to the island's north shore in 2015, the American singer cast his wife on the music video, Die a Happy Man.
Lauren and her husband, Thomas decided to grow their family, and they adopted their first daughter, Willa Gray Akins from Uganda on 11 May 2017. Some months after fostering Willa, Lauren knew that she was pregnant. The couple then welcomed their biological daughter, Ada James on 12 August 2017.
The family of four went to hiking in Colorado during late June 2018 with a couple of friends. Lauren posted a series of their travel pictures on 1 July 2018 and said that they had sustained minor injuries. Her husband rolled his ankles, and their friend Tyler slipped 14 times. Also during their hiking, the couple's first daughter Willa fell once. In this way, the family relished their Colorado trip.
Lauren Akins and her husband, Thomas Rett along with their kids at Colorado for hiking during late June 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
Many people appreciate the couple's effort in parenting their kids. Brett Young, who is the fiancé of Taylor Mills, admitted that he is learning a lot about the married life from the American singer Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren. Brett, who is also the American singer, attended the 2018 CMA Music Festival and said that he takes advice from Thomas and learns from his family life. Brett joined the fellow American singer during Thomas 2018 Life Changes Tour.
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Lauren and her husband, Thomas celebrated their daughter Ada's first birthday party on 12 August 2018. In the coco themed party, the birthday girl savored her cake like a champ. Ada's sister blew the candles in the birthday celebration where the best men in their life built their first swing set in 10 hours.
The cute little birthday girl donned a pink bedazzled party hat rejoicing the moment of her celebration. Her birthday cake decorated adequately, with her name written on the steep slope. Her cute smile flashed as she showed the no.1 written on her party hat, sitting in the high chair. The younger daughter of the couple savored the perks of her first birthday with her family and friends.
Although one of the couple's daughter was born in Uganda and other in Nashville, Thomas says that they are both 'country to the core.' When he opened up about his adopted daughter Willa, the American country music singer said that there was not a single moment that the couple felt Willa was not their daughter. Even more, the word 'adopted' doesn't make any sense to him as their daughters are like two peas in a pod who likes to relish their troubles together.
Lauren Akins Is Pregnant!
The family of four are adding one more member real soon!
On 23 July 2019, Lauren announced the happy news to the world via Instagram saying that she is pregnant and is expecting baby number 3. Already parents to daughters Willa and Ada, the happy couple revealed that the new baby is a girl and that they are over the moon.
Lauren took to her Instagram to share the news regarding her pregnancy sharing a picture of her, alongside her husband where her two daughters were touching the mothers baby bump. She captioned the picture with a long message where she expresses her and her family's excitement about her pregnancy.
Lauren along with her husband and her two daughters. (Photo: 23rd July 2019)
Not only Lauren but her husband did share the pregnancy news on his Instagram saying that his third child is one the way.
The pair first adopted their daughter Willa in 2017 and two months later, they welcomed their second daughter, Ada, making it a family of four. And now, they are en route on being a family of five.
Donates Hair To 'Cancer Victims'
Lauren, who is passionate about adoption and helping orphans, chopped her hair to offer the people living with cancer. On 20 September 2017, she uploaded a picture with her adopted daughter Willa Gray Akins on her Instagram. Her daughter Willa smiled and held her mother's hair.
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The Instagram star shared that she would donate 12 inches of her excess hair to the movement of Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Pantene launched the campaign in July 2006 to grant hairs to the national American Cancer Society Wig Bank. The goal of the company is to make real-hair wigs for women who lose their hair during the treatment of cancer.
Born on 8 November 1989 in Tennessee, United States, Lauren Akins has a birth sign of Scorpio. The Instagram star graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Nursing. Lauren stands at a decent height and holds American nationality. She has a tattoo in her right hand and often posts her tattooed photo on her Instagram.
In her family, she has two younger siblings who's name are Macy Page and Grayson Gregory. Macy is her younger sister whereas Gregon is her younger brother. As per wiki, Lauren is an avid supporter of the American football team 'Tennessee Vols.'