Clay Aiken and Assorted Hobbies

Monday, August 11, 2008

Clay Aiken and Jaymes Foster, new parents

Clay & Jaymes in Dec 2006

Clay has spoken many times about wanting children.

Before American Idol he worked as a substitute teacher for a class of elementary school children with Autism. He was so inspired he decided to go to school for Special Education. He was just 6 credits short when he appeared on AI. During the summer in 2003 he toured with the other cast members & completed his degree through an independent study project. The project was to create a fictional foundation that served a special education population. That project turned into the Bubel Aiken Foundation, BAF.

The BAF works to help include children with disabilities into the life environment of children without disabilities. This summer the BAF has given many grants to Lets All Play camps all over the country.

Clay has continued to worked to benefit the lives of children all over the world through his work with Unicef & here in the US through the BAF.

On Friday Clay's dream of becoming a father came true. August 8th, 2008 at 8:08am Clay Aiken & Jaymes Foster (sister of David Foster) had their first child, a son. His name is Parker Foster Aiken. He was 6lbs 2oz & 19in long. Clay said, on his blog, "the little man is healthy, happy and as loud as his daddy. Momma Jaymes is doing quite well also."

I look forward to pictures of the happy family.

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  • What GREAT news! Parker is one lucky baby.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:34 PM  

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