Full Audio Of Rep. Harris Press Conference On "Rehoming" Adopted Daughters

Mar 6, 2015

Rep. Justin Harris (R-Westfork)

The issue of "rehoming," or allowing parents to place adopted children with non-relatives, has surfaced in a dramatic way this week. Republican Representative Justin Harris, who owns a religious daycare, was found by Benji Hardy of the Arkansas Times to have sent three adopted daughters out of his home. Two of the daughters went to a daycare employee who is now serving 40 years in prison for sexually abusing one of the girls.

Harris spoke at the Capitol today to tell his side of the story which included allegations that DHS misled Harris about the extent of emotional issues with the girls; Harris said it later manifested in violence toward his other children and the killing of a family pet.