Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, have been all smiles on Instagram as they’ve announced their plans to adopt a new baby from Africa while also letting the world know about Lauren’s pregnancy. It’s been a long, hard road for the couple to get to this point, though.
They’ve been through what Thomas calls a “really, really strenuous process” to adopt their little one from overseas.
He says, “You find out a lot about yourself when you’re over there and you and your wife are staying in a hotel room for a month and a half, and you wake up and you think you’re going to get some news and you don’t get it. Or you don’t think you’re going to get some news and you do get it.”
Thomas goes on to describe the adoption journey as an “emotional roller coaster,” but he understands why the process is so detailed.
“In the end, all of it is for a good thing,” Thomas explains. “You just have to realize you’re adopting a human being and so you know that those people that are going to let her into your care, they want to know that you really are a stand-up person and that you can support this person. So, I understand how tough they make it for you to see how bad you really want it. It is very hard.”
Now that everything’s been settled, Thomas and Lauren are busy preparing their home and tour bus for life on the road with two babies.
He adds, “We’re finally over that hump and cannot wait to get our child home.”