Justin and Marsha Harris run a Christian daycare center in Arkansas. They are the parents of three sons. When asked if they would adopt three sisters, they did. The eldest child (a 6-year-old) was placed in an inpatient facility before her adoption was finalized. The younger two were legally adopted by the Harrises. After a year of living with the girls, who were diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) which caused “non-stop rage screaming,” the Harrises “rehomed” the girls. They were given to a former employee of the Harrises, Eric Francis, who raped one of the girls. He is serving a 40-year sentence.
ABC News reports that the two little girls, now ages 7 and 5, have been adopted and “are thriving and flourishing in their new home.” Their new adoptive mother told 20/20, “after a year of adjusting the sisters are excelling in their studies, taking swim lessons and enjoying ballet and gymnastics classes.” She added, “I want people to know who they really are, ’cause who they really are is fun and sweet and sensitive and strong. They are both strong and they are both very bold and very courageous and very creative. They are fighters.” ABC 20/20 will air a special report on the Harrises and the adoption of the little girls on October 23 at 10pm.