Parents: Sid & Wendy Harper
Adopting: Young girl from Uganda with limb differences
Location: Northern Uganda & Midland, TX
Other Children Ages: 27, 24, 22, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 7, 6
The Harpers have lived in Northern Uganda for the past 7 years and serve on mission as family mentors. They currently have 11 children ages 6-27 and one beautiful granddaughter. Their first adoption in 2010 was of two boys from Ukraine with Down syndrome. Their second adoption was two boys in 2018 from Uganda. They are currently fostering to adopt their daughter, "M". She was born with limb differences of both the upper and lower limbs called Tetra-Amelia. She is a spunky, strong, compassionate little girl and does not let her limb differences limit her.
The Harper Family has a passion in their hearts for children with special needs. In 2016 just before their first Ugandan adoption, Wendy had clearly felt that the Lord was going to place a child with a limb difference in their family. Wendy felt this so strongly that when the Harpers were given photos of their boys she thought, “God, neither of these boys has a limb difference.” But, after much prayer they felt confirmation that these boys were to be part of the Harper family. God knew He had additional plans.
In 2017 while settling in their two Ugandan boys, Wendy saw a picture of the most amazing little girl. It was a moment imprinted on her mind. Later in the fall, the Harpers met their daughter for the first time and knew she belonged, even in the difficult transition of adding the boys to their home.
Over the following years, the Harpers would visit their little girl. Finally in September of 2022, they snuggled the happiest little girl into her own bed, kissed her goodnight, and prayed bedtime prayers with her. God knew her story and brought "M" home in His timing.
The Harpers have been working over the past year to compile all their documents, fundraise for adoption expenses, settle their new little one into family life, and address some overwhelming medical needs for one of their sons, all while continuing to fundraise to live as missionaries. But they trust the Lord will provide all their needs. The Harpers would love your prayers and financial support as they prepare to head to court in May and to finalize all the remaining adoption tasks. They are so excited to share her sweet face once their sweet daughter "M" is legally theirs forever!