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Reported By: Britt L
On Friday, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney revealed via internet that his second youngest son Ben and his wife Andelynne have adopted a child, making the kid his 22nd grandchild.
“Our 22nd grandchild was officially adopted today: Kieran James Romney,” tweeted Romney. The photo features Adelynne Romney cradling the new bouncing baby boy and daughter, alongside what looks to be the family dog. To the public’s surprise, little Kieran James Romney is black.
Oddly enough, Kieran’s name means “little dark one” in Gaelic. Although Kieran is a common name in Ireland, it means specifically “black” or “dark”.
“Kieran” usually signifies a link to King of Ulster or Fergus, a mythological Irish figure.
Nonetheless what the babies name may translate, Ben and Adelynne have maximized the Romney family with another kid.
Hopefully, Mitt remembers to count little Kieran next time he tweets about his additional 21 grandchildren.
In July, he tweeted “Our Josh and Jen also had a new baby boy yesterday. I feel royally blessed. #22.”
Last May, Mitt’s eldest son out of his five, Tagg and his wife Jen has twin sons with a surrogate mother.
Surrogacy is frowned upon but not forbidden in the Mormon religion, a practice Romney and his family is known for.