Hill Harper Expresses Joy In Fatherhood And Adoption

Harper feels as though he was chosen to be Pierce's father.

Meghan Rivard June 29, 2017
article image

Actor Hill Harper is a dad! He adopted a son, Pierce, in December 2015. He believed he always had a calling to be a father, but thought that would happen after marriage. However, a couple years ago, a friend encouraged him to pursue the possibility of adoption, and Hill acted on it. He contacted an adoption attorney who provided him will the legal aspects of adoption. The attorney told Hill to contact him when he was ready to go forward with an adoption. However, very shortly after that meeting, it was the attorney who contacted Hill. The message was that there was a woman soon to give birth that was looking to place her child. Pierce states, “I really felt like it was God telling me to do it. I’m so glad that he chose me, and Pierce’s mom and God and the Universe chose me.”

Hill had contact with Pierce’s birth mother prior to the birth, was at the hospital for the birth, and was even allowed to cut the umbilical cord. Hill states that he was scared, “but looking back now, all the fears I had were ridiculously small compared to the joy of having him in my life and having the opportunity to be a father.”

See the original story here.

author image

Meghan Rivard

Meghan is an adoptive mother and a big advocate of adoption and foster care. She resides in Indiana with her husband, their one-year-old daughter who is the center of their lives, and their dog Max. She has a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Meghan stays at home with her daughter but is so happy she found this outlet to share her personal adoption story and educate about adoption!


Want to contact an adoption professional?

Love this? Want more?

Claim Your FREE Adoption Summit Ticket!


The #1 adoption website is hosting the largest, FREE virtual adoption summit. Come listen to 50+ adoption experts share their knowledge and insights.

Members of the adoption community are invited to watch the virtual summit for FREE on September 23-27, 2019, or for a small fee, you can purchase an All-Access Pass to get access to the summit videos for 12 months along with a variety of other benefits.

Get Your Free Ticket


Host: ws1.elevati.net