Harrison Ford grateful to have Liam in his life

04/08/2008 at 02:50 PM ET

Harrisonfordh0r7_cbbSaying that "she’s brought a child back into my home," Harrison Ford expressed gratitude to longtime girlfriend Calista Flockhart for allowing him a part in raising son Liam, 7, whom she adopted one year before the start of their relationship in 2002, in the latest issue of Reader’s Digest.

My youngest, other than Liam, is 17. It’s a wonderful opportunity tobe part of a child’s growing up, which is always an endless springtime.You see the blossoming and the growing and the nurturing and the payoff. Being a parent made me just a bit less self-centered.

Having shared that Calista, 43, is "the best in the world" at mothering, the actor praises her choice of adoption to grow her family.

She’s a mother by choice — she adopted Liambefore we met, as a single parent, which is an awesome responsibilityto take. She’s devoted herself to Liam and has done a really wonderfuljob raising him. I’m happy to now have a part of the job.

Harrison, 65, is also father to Benjamin, 40, Willard, 39, Malcolm, 21, and Georgia, 17, his children from previous marriages.

Source: Reader’s Digest

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Heather on

I like that picture of Harrison with Liam. Its awesome how everything fell into place for Calista and Liam; expecting to raise him as a single parent and then meeting Harrison. Harrison seems like a hard person to get a smile out of but he always seems happy with Liam. They’re all lucky to have each other.

tara on

I didn’t know his older kids were so old.

SH on

Wow! I can’t believe Indiana Jones is 65!!!

It’s wonderful that he has chosen to be a father figure to Liam. And brava to Calista for adopting!

Sanja on

They seem like such a great, stable cuple. Are they living together?

kemp on

“endless springtime”- made me cry!

MR on

What do you know – Han/Indy is an old softy. OK – Hollywood Homicide is forgiven after these sweet comments.

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