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Elizabeth Banks & Husband Welcome a Son via Surrogacy!

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Mar. 30 2011, Published 10:32 a.m. ET

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Congratulations are in order for Elizabeth Banks and her husband Max Handelman. The couple are the proud new parents of a baby boy via surrogacy!

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Elizabeth personally announced the exciting news on her blog on Wednesday.

"I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally," the 37-year-old actress wrote. "I have had untold number of opportunities to work with inspiring people, on great projects as an actress, and I have had a fantastic long term relationship of nearly 20 years with my now husband, Max."

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"The one true hurdle I've faced in life is that I have a broken belly," she continued. "After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: we make a 'baby cake' and bake it in another woman's 'oven.'"

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"From that came two miracles," Elizabeth explained. "The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means 'happy' and 'lucky' in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life."

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Elizabeth and Max have been married since July 5, 2003 and are now beginning a new chapter of their lives together!

"We have maintained a great deal of privacy throughout this process, and hope to continue to honor Felix's privacy going forward," she added. "Thanks to all our friends, family, and fans for your support."

"If you need me, I'll be changing dirty diapers and trying to get some sleep."

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