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In early 2016, Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson announced on Instagram that they were in the process of adopting a 13-year-old boy from foster care. The boy, whose name was not revealed, has lived with the Robertson family since May 2015.
Korie posted the photo along with the following caption: We’ve had lots of questions about the cute kid popping up in our photos lately. We are excited to be in the process of adopting a new son! He’s been with us since May, but we wanted some privacy and time for him and our family to bond before telling the world (It’s a bit of an adjustment coming into this big, crazy family, ha)
The teen has already shared in some big family moments which include walking grandma down the aisle at his new brother’s wedding, and posing in the the family holiday card. In 2013, Willie spoke about adoption in InTouch Weekly: “There are plenty of kids who need homes. That’s why we’re all here. We have adopted children and we have natural children … and there’s no difference between them.”
Willie and Korie have three biological children and two previously adopted children. Rebecca (now 27) was an exchange student from Japan when the Robertsons began fostering her, and Willie Jr. (now 13) was adopted when he was a baby.
If you have ever thought about adopting, consider the benefits of adopting an older child from foster care. Whether you own or rent your home, have children already or don’t, work full-time or stay home, people from all types of backgrounds can adopt from foster care. Learn more about becoming a foster parent, adopting from foster care or meet the children waiting for their forever family on our adoption website.