Hill Harper is opening up about the adoption of his son Pierce, revealing that he felt like God was telling him to do it.
The actor who always wanted to be a parent thought he would get married, and then have kids. When that planned didn’t seem to be working out a friend convinced him to look into adoption. Harper was hesitant at first.
Harper says a conversation with Pierce’s “amazing” birth mom quickly changed his mind.
“I really felt like it was God telling me to do it,” he says. “And I’m so glad that he chose me, and [Pierce’s mom] and God and the universe chose me.”
Harper was there when Pierce was born in December 2015, and got to cut his son’s umbilical cord in the delivery room.
“I was so scared,” he says of that moment. “I think because it was such a huge decision. 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.”