CELEBRITY
11/14/2012 01:02 pm ET Updated Nov 14, 2012

Magnus Handelman: Elizabeth Banks Welcomes Second Son Through Surrogate

A big congratulations goes out to Elizabeth Banks!

The actress and her husband Max Handelman have welcomed a second son, Magnus Mitchell, via a gestational surrogate, she revealed on her website this morning (Nov. 14).

Magnus joins big brother Felix, who Banks and Handelman welcomed in March 2011.

"Like Felix, Magnus was born via gestational surrogate," Banks revealed in her announcement. "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."

In May, Banks described the process of surrogacy to Allure magazine, saying, "It's essentially a test-tube baby -- it's just that the test tube is another woman. That you can grow a baby outside of yourself! It's just amazing!"

"I now turn my attention to managing two boys under two. For which I am thankful. And all their poop. For which I am less thankful," "The Hunger Games" star wrote on her website, "Wish me luck."

Congrats again to the Banks-Handelmans!

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