Elizabeth Banks at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival -Source: gdcgraphics at http://flickr

Elizabeth Banks shared on her blog that she and her husband, Max Handelman, have happily welcomed a baby boy.  She also mentioned very candidly that she struggled unsuccefully with fertility until she and her husband were able to have their new baby through a surrogate or gestational carrier.  Her new baby boy was named Felix.

Banks shared the following in her blog post:

The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. 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”.

From that came two miracles. 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.

We have maintained a great deal of privacy throughout this process, and hope to continue to honor Felix’s privacy going forward.