American journalist Anderson Cooper has welcomed a baby boy via a surrogate.
The CNN broadcaster took to his Instagram page with a series of adorable photos to announce that he had welcomed a baby boy.
Alongside photos of Anderson cradling, kissing and feeding his newborn son, the new dad wrote, ‘I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father.
‘This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old,’ he announced, explaining the meaning behind the little one’s name.
‘He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s a family name on my mom’s side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy’.
Opening up about his previous worries that he’d never be able to become a dad, Anderson continued, ‘As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth’.
Speaking about going through the process of surrogacy, the broadcaster continued, ‘Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him.
‘It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives’.
‘I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt,’ he added, ‘but I like to believe they can see him.
‘I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues’.
Congratulations to Anderson on his wonderful news!