Congratulations! Melissa Harris Perry And Husband Adopt A Baby Girl

February 17, 2014  |  

Source: Twitter

While many of us were celebrating or lamenting our Valentine’s Day gifts–or lack thereof– MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry and her husband, James Perry, received a different kind of gift. They welcomed a new daughter into the world. What better way to celebrate a day devoted to love?

The couple’s adopted daughter was born on February 14 and her new parents are thrilled. The Perrys, who have been married since 2010 and co-parent Melissa’s daughter Parker from a previous relationship, tweeted about their new bundle.

Melissa shared this picture:

Source: Twitter

And her husband shared the image above and captioned it:

Here’s the wonderful Valentine’s day gift that @MHarrisPerry & I received yesterday! A beautiful baby girl.

So precious!

The Perrys join a short-ish list of black celebrities who’ve adopted including Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, Magic and Cookie Johnson, Alfre Woodard and her husband Roderick Spencer, Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon and “Scandal” and “Greys Anatomy” creator and writer Shonda Rhimes, who has adopted twice.

Melissa also twit-pic-ed this image early this morning of her fourth day with her new daughter.

Source: Twitter

Congratulations to Melissa Harris Perry and her newly expanded family!


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  • Anon

    They didn’t adopt, they used a surrogate to deliver the baby

  • adoption

    You guys need to write an article on the price of adoption. I would like to adopt, but can’t afford the agency fees. It’s soooooo expensive. I don’t want to go the foster parent route b/c I want a baby (newborn if possible). Also, in my area the kids up for adoption ALL have some form of a disability…extreme emotional, physical, or mental (most all 3). It’s just too much for me. Why is it so expensive?

    • magicman2276

      buy a Chinese one?

    • JustBeingHonest

      I don’t mean to be rude, but if you’re complaining about fees, how can you afford to take care of a child? The costs of raising a kid is unfathomable…so these agency fees make sure they weed out parents that can’t adequately provide for these kids.

      • adoptionn

        (Didn’t think you were rude) I make a middle class salary. However, the agencies I research charges the following: 30K for a white male, 27K for a white female; 22K for a black female, and 18K for a black male. If I pay those fees, it will completely wipe out my savings. (Sigh)

  • FromUR2UB

    Born on the day of love. That’s sweet.

  • enlightenment

    Ahhhh no wonder she was missing from yesterday’s show. That baby is beautiful! Congrats =D

  • MarriedMomOf2

    Awww she’s too adorable, as a mother of 2 girls, this precious baby reminds me of my oldest because she was tiny born at 5 pounds and my youngest born at 9lbs. Congrats to Melissa and her husband, what a blessing.

  • Amber T.

    Congratulations. She’s beautiful. I’ve always wanted a daughter so maybe in a few years when my son has been gone a while and my empty nest syndrome sets in, ol adopt. Anything as a black woman to help build up black families.