Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson revealed they didn’t have the money to pay the adoption fee their adopted son Will.
“We said, <<We’re good for it – we’ll come back>>,” Willie Robertson said Wednesday night in Washington, D.C., at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Gala, where he and his wife were honored.
“We’ve paid it, by the way.”
Willie and Korie Robertson arrived in Washington D.C. about two hours before the event, to take a short break from filming Duck Dynasty show and talk about the importance of adoption.
“There shouldn’t be kids without homes. It just shouldn’t happen,” Korie Robertson told PEOPLE magazine.
When she accepted her award, Korie Robertson started crying as she reminisced about her parents loving, open home, and adopting their son when he was 5 weeks old.
“From the moment we found out about him, he was ours,” Korie Robertson told the audience.
“I swear, I had labor pains the 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.”
And while Duck Dynasty show brought them fame and money – family is all that matters, they say.
“I’ve done a lot of cool things in the past couple of years, I’ve been to Super Bowls, I’ve met Presidents – but the best decision we ever made – that made the biggest impact on our life was the adoption of our son Will,” Willie Robertson said.