Trystan Reese and his partner, Biff Chaplow already had kids, but they decided they wanted to grow their family.
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According to The Washington Post, Chaplow had adopted his niece and nephew because his sister could no longer take care of the kids.
The couple moved to Portland, Oregon and began the adoption process, but it was a lot for them to handle as they raised two toddlers.
Resse said, “After the dust settled, I just realized how much I loved our kids. And how much room there was in our life for our family to grow.”
For several months the couple tried and Reese, a transgender man was able to get pregnant.
While being pregnant the couple kept a blog on social media and documented what it was like for a transgender man to give birth.
They wanted to share their story and help people understand parenting of a transgender men as well as help get rid of social stigmas.
Weeks ago the couple welcomed a baby boy, Reese said, “People get the idea that this was some experiment that we embarked on. This is tested ground. This is something that has been done in a very safe and healthy way. We’re loath to be put in that pioneer category.”
Through the years many transgender men have had successful pregnancies despite what people say.
Reese, who was born a female began living as a man in his 20’s.
Years later he met his partner and when the two began talking about having kids received medical advice from doctors.
Reese said, “I was so excited to be on this journey with the person that I love, and then also really scared. Could I do this? Pregnancy is hard, labor is hard, and I hoped that I’d be able to handle it all.”
In a Facebook video he later spoke on misconceptions some may have about him being pregnant.
He stated, “If you can understand that then it starts to make more sense that it would not seem totally bizarre for me to want to create and carry a baby, because I don’t wish that my body was not a trans body. I’m okay being a man who has a uterus and who has the capacity and capability of carrying a baby.”
The happy couple continues to live in Portland where they are raising their family.