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Transgender parents announce birth of baby girl

11 May 2020
Appeared in BioNews 1046

A couple who are both transgender have announced the birth of their first child.

Hannah and Jake Graf's daughter was born via surrogate, in April.

'I never thought I would be in this position to be in a relationship, or be married, or have kids,' Hannah Graf, who came out as a trans woman in 2013, told ITV's Good Morning Britain. 'The fact that I have found Jake, we got married and having our little baby is amazing.'

The baby is genetically linked to Jake, who paused his testosterone therapy for six months during his transition in 2008, so that his eggs could be harvested and frozen at a fertility clinic. Donor sperm was used to fertilise the eggs, and after getting married in 2018, Hannah and Jake found a surrogate through the National Fertility Society.

The couple called themselves 'incredibly lucky' and wanted to share their story to let other transgender people know that having a family is possible. 

'We have had such an outpouring of love coming towards us. From the LGBT community, from people who aren't able to have babies and are thinking about the surrogacy option, and people who are in a very low place because of coronavirus and just want a bit of joy in their world,' Hannah said.

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