Andy Cohen Has Claimed That His Daughter Is One Of The First Gestational Surrogacies In The City

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Andy Cohen recently opened up about his experience with surrogacy. Just last week, the host of Bravo, 55, appeared on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, hosted by Amanda Hirsch, where he talked about his new Daddy Diaries book, Sandoval, and his experience with surrogacy. Speaking to Hirsch, Cohen stated that he was going to Albany because gestational surrogacy was illegal in New York until 2020. He believes that he helped in the law getting passed- with Governor Cuomo driving it at the helm. He brought this up when Hirsch asked him about his kids, 4-year-old Benjamin, and 13-month-old Lucy. 

Andy Cohen Was Instrumental In Legalizing Gestational Surrogacy

According to the New York State Department of Health, gestational surrogacies- a form of surrogacy where the surrogate does not use their egg for the process of fertilization- were completely illegal in the state until 2020.

While traditional surrogacy had been deemed legal since 1992, it wasn’t until the passing of the Child-Parent Security Act, that it was allowed for more family-building opportunities through gestational surrogacy. Andy Cohen then commented that he had gone to Albany a few times, and he was simply trying to get the law passed. He wanted his baby to be born in New York, and he wanted the surrogate to have the baby in New York. And as it turned out, Lucy was indeed one of the first surrogate babies that was born here. 

Yet, Andy Cohen is grateful for the delay, for he reflected that it was a good decision as it would give him a lot of time to get good at it with Ben. He stated that his son loves his baby sister.