Jake and Hannah Graf, a transgender couple who have both changed their genders, have welcomed a second child through surrogacy.
While his 35-year-old wife, Hannah, a former Army captain, was born a biological male before she transitioned, Jake, 44, was born a biological female before becoming a man.
Jake collected the eggs during a break in his hormone therapy. The couple, who wed in 2018 and have two children together—2-year-old Millie and their newborn Teddie—welcomed their children using the eggs.
In an interview with Dailymail, Jake said that the eggs were obtained two years before he met Hannah and that a donor’s sperm was used to fertilize them.
Read what the proud father said below;
“A father of two! It’s more than I ever imagined. Just saying the words seems beyond my reality.”
“It’s hard to imagine I once doubted this life was possible. There are so many trans people who would love to have a relationship and family like ours. We’re really very lucky,” Hannah strengthened.
The couple discussed the difficulties of being transparent and the death threats they have gotten from those who despise them for having children.
“We’re just normal — not the freaks and weirdos we’re made out to be. People make ill-informed judgments based on prejudices without even talking to us,” Jake said.
The pair claimed they would not choose for their kids to be transgender since it has numerous drawbacks and that they felt the need to shield them from the discrimination directed at the trans community.
“We know we have to respect our children’s individuality. But, honestly, we would never choose for them to be trans. It’s a very hard life. You face more hatred and prejudice and it’s vastly more complicated to have a family.
“I think people expect us to have rainbow flags draped all over the house and to be bringing up the kids gender-neutral, which has never occurred to us. I love Millie in pink. She wears it all the time.
“She’s just a child and she loves jumping, playing in the sandpit, picking flowers and painting. We haven’t pushed her in any direction. We’ll just support her in whatever she wants to do.”