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'Duck Dynasty' Willie and Korie Robertson Say Adopting 'Lil Will' Is Best Decision in Life

( [email protected] ) Oct 11, 2013 05:35 PM EDT

Willie and Korie Robertson
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Willie Robertson and his wife Korie were in town for the annual Angels in Adoption gala and were honored for the positive portrayal of adoption on their reality show on Oct. 9, 2013.

Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson opened up about how when they tried to adopt their son Will, when he was only 5 weeks go, they found out that they couldn't afford the adoption fees. after finding out the adoption fees.

"We said, 'We're good for it- we'll come back,'" Willie, 41, said at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institution Angels in Adoption Gala in Washington D.C. on Oct. 9, according to Hollywood Life. "We've pad it, by the way." The couple were somehow able to collect enough money to pay the adoption fee and bring Will home.  

"I really didn't know what exactly this was, I'll admit," he told the crowd. His wife gave him his marching orders about the trip to D.C.: "You don't have to wear a suit, food will be free, and we're talking about adoption." 

The couple were honored that night for their positive portrayal of adoption on their A&E's hit reality TV show. As they talked about adopting their son Will, the couple got very emotional and both agreed that it was the most amazing and life changing decision that they've ever made.

"From the moment we found out about him, he was ours," Korie said at the gala, the Hollywood Life reported. "I swear, I had labor pains that night before I went and picked him up at the foster home he was living at. He's our child, just like our biological children."

The couple's five children are John Luke, Sadie Carroway, Bella, Willie "Lil Will" Alexander, and their foster daughter Rebecca.

Korie is now the office manager for Duck Commander, laboring alongside her Chief Executive Officer husband Willie.

The devoted Christian couple have not only shown God's love through their son's adoption, but they have raised their children with strong belief in God, which, Korie said, was the "commonality" that holds their family together.  

Meanwhile, that evening, Hugh Jackman and his wife, Australian actress Deborra-lee Furness, were also present. They have two adopted children.

The hosts that night were Sean and Leigh Anne Tuophy - the couple depicted in "The Blind Side" who adopted Baltimore Ravens player Michael Oher.

"How many people here haven't seen 'The Blind Side'?" asked Leigh Anne, according to Washington Post.

"Most of you aren't working now," cracked Sean. "You can go see it!"

The crowd laughed. 

Tags : Duck Dynasty, Korie Robertson, Willie Robertson, Sadie Robertson, John Luke Robertson, Adoption