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[Video] Hill Harper opens up about adoption, single fatherhood

The CSI: NY star finalised 18-month-old Pierce’s adoption this spring, becoming a single father in the process. While the decision may surprise some, considering he’s not married, Hill told People magazine that it was after chatting to a friend in 2015 that he decided to explore the possibility of adopting on his own.

“(Adopting Pierce) was the greatest decision I’ve ever made and I’ve never been happier,” he smiled. “For years, I always wanted to be a parent. I thought, you know, you get married, you have kids. (During the conversation) I was like, ‘Oh, you know, I’m not ready. I’m not married yet.’ And she said, ‘Why not? Just have a conversation. Find out what’s all that.'”

He then contacted an adoption attorney, who walked him through how the whole process works and called him before Thanksgiving in 2015 to tell him that a pregnant woman due to give birth in three weeks was looking for someone to adopt her child.

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