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Elizabeth Banks Is Happy She Used a Surrogate

Even Though She Always Wanted to Carry Her Own Child, Elizabeth Banks Is Happy She Used a Surrogate

Elizabeth Banks Is Happy She Used a SurrogateActress Elizabeth Banks always wanted to carry a child of her own, so the decision to use a gestational surrogate was difficult. But talking to other moms eased her mind: “It helps that other moms have said that once they had their babies, they forgot they were ever pregnant,” she said in the March 2012 issue of Women’s Health. “So once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision.”

Thanks to surrogacy, she and her husband Max Handelman now have two children, Felix and Magnus. When Magnus was born in 2012, Banks shared this positive message about the experience: “Like Felix, Magnus was born via gestational surrogate. This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime. I am also so very thankful to our family and friends for their support throughout this process, as well as the Center for Surrogate Parenting for helping make all this possible.”

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