During her senior year, Korie's bible teacher adopted a child.
“He talked a lot about the importance of what the Bible says, that the act of pure religion is taking care of widows and orphans in their distress," she tells the Star-Telegram.
His act inspired Korie to want to adopt a child and Willie was "on-board". After they were married and had two biological children, they adopted their son, Little Willie, when he was five-weeks-old.
Many years later, they took in a foreign exchange student, who then became a member of their family.
Now that they have a platform where they can speak to millions of people through their A&E TV show, Duck Dynasty, and countless speaking engagements, the Robertsons have decided to use their fame for a good cause.
This weekend, they are the title sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup spring race at the Texas Motor Speedway. With their love of NASCAR and passion for giving children in need a home, they have decided to launch a foundation appropriately called Drive Adoption.
They chose to launch Drive Adoption at this event in particular because it was there, last year, that they met the newest addition to their family, a 12-year-old boy named Rowdy.
Drive Adoption's goal is to help "every child in need find the love only a family can offer".
“Until it gets to be the number zero that children are looking for homes, we’re going to continue to talk about it,” Korie explains. “The sad fact is a lot of kids will turn 18 and never have a family. They’ll go out to the world without ever having the love of a mom and dad. We want to make sure that we fix that problem but also create awareness.”
Several charitable organizations will be in attendance at the Duck Commander 500 to help educate those who may be interested in adoption.
Find out more about Drive Adoption on their website and watch Korie and Willie talk about it below.
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