"Filled With Joy": Gay Men Celebrate Recent Births & Adoptions!

Congratulations to these gay dads on the latest additions to their family!




Broadway Star Claybourne Elder & Husband Eric Rosen Welcome a Son


On August 7, at 4:24 a.m. Claybourne and Eric became first-time dads via surrogacy.

"We're so excited to welcome our son Claybourne 'Bo' Philip Rosen-Elder, born August 7 at 4:24 am," Elder told Broadway.com. "He is named for six prior Claybournes in the Elder family and for Eric's paternal grandfather. We are ecstatic and so grateful to welcome this little guy to the world."

Claybourne made his Broadway debut in 2011 when he stared in Bonnie and Clyde. He also stared in television's The Carrie Diaries.

Nathan and Gabin Welcome Daughters Lily and Rosi!


After 5 years of trying to create their family, Nathan (above, left) and Gabin (above, right) welcomed there two daughters via two different surrogates a couple weeks from each other! Lily was born on July 7 and Rosi on July 19th. After several failed attempts, they implanted two surrogate mothers hoping one would be successful, and they were fortunate enough to have both pregnancies.

"We feel like all new parents would," explained Gabin. "Full of joy, and grateful for the opportunity to have our own little family."

Ben & Aaron Welcome Daughter Charlotte!


So far, Charlotte loves skin to skin, being sung to, and hates being cold. "She's our world!" shared Ben. This family lives in Orlando, Florida, but traveled to Detroit to meet their beautiful daughter. They began the adoption process in May 2016

"We honestly couldn't be happier."

Johnathon & Corey Finalize Adoption of Sons, Greyson and Porter


In a traditional Native American Wrapping Ceremony, Johnathon and Corey adopted Greyson and Porter on June 1, 2017.

"We are filled with joy and everyday our family is growing stronger!"

New Dads Michael and Matthew Welcome Home a Daughter!


On July 25, 2017 Michael and Matthew finalized the adoption of their daughter Elena. This family live in Columbus, Ohio, and cannot wait to watch their daughter grow and discover her dreams.

We're so happy to share in these momentous occasions with our community! If you're celebrating a special event or date, we'd love to hear your news, too! Please email dads@gayswithkids.com.

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