Korie and Willie Robertson have always been very open about their plans to expand their family.
After having three biological children, adopting a son, and taking in a foster daughter, Korie and Willie felt they still had the time, resources and love in their hearts to welcome another child into their home.
In October 2015, they hinted at the family’s plan to adopt again.
“We are always open to adoption. We feel like adoption has blessed our family in so many ways,” Korie said an the Angels in Adoption event. “We are so thankful for our kids both biological and adopted. So never say never. That’s for sure.”
As it turns out, Korie’s hint was more than a hint. In January, the married couple revealed that they had been fostering a child since May 2015 and were in the process of adopting him.
This weekend, the Robertsons are sponsoring a NASCAR event called the Duck Commander 500, which is where they first met their son, Rowdy, last year. A full year has gone by with their newest addition and from the looks of things, it couldn’t have gone any better.
Little did we know that over the past year, he was at all the family events from John Luke’s wedding, to a boating trip on the lake, to Thanksgiving, and more!
Let’s take a look back at Rowdy’s first year with the Robertsons!
In January 2016, Willie and Korie announced the newest addition to their family, Rowdy. He had been an unofficial member since May 2015, but they revealed his adoption is being finalized.
John Luke’s Graduation
John Luke graduated high school in May 2015, and Rowdy was there to support his new brother. He is right above John Luke’s cap.
John Luke’s Wedding
On June 27, 2015, John Luke married his wife, Mary Kate. Rowdy was included in the family photos, although we didn’t know who he was back then! He is in the front row of the top picture, wearing a white shirt and bowtie. Two people to the right of the bride.
Family Boating Day
In July 2015, the Robertsons went out on the lake! Rowdy is wearing the red life jacket and sitting to Willie’s right.
In October 2015, Korie took ALL her kids bowling! You can find Rowdy front and center!
Rowdy’s first Thanksgiving with the Robertsons looks AMAZING! So much food, so much fun and so much family! You can find him in a few pictures in the collage Korie made for Instagram.
Willie & Korie’s 24th Anniversary
In the first photo following Rowdy’s adoption announcement, the entire family came together for a sweet photo recreating Korie and Willie’s wedding day.
In February, the entire family flew to New York to support Sadie during fashion week and they took a detour to the American Museum of Natiural History. Apparently, Rowdy knows almost everything there is to know about dinosaurs!
Following the New York trip, Korie and Rowdy visited John Luke and Mary Kate and they got snowed in! Looks like they made the most of it, though!
First Red Carpet
A few weeks ago, the family traveled to LA to attend the premiere of Sadie’s new movie, “God’s Not Dead 2”.
Korie made a sweet collage of all the pictures from their Easter celebrations. Rowdy got to participate in the egg hunt! How fun!
Rowdy is now playing tennis for his new school, Ouachita Christian Academy!
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