Trystan Reese and his partner, Biff Chaplow, were already seasoned parents when they decided last year that they wanted another child.
Years earlier, they had adopted Chaplow’s niece and nephew after his sister was no longer able to take care of them. They raised the two children as their own, bringing them up in Los Angeles, where Reese and Chaplow worked in nonprofits, then moving the family to Portland, Ore., where they live now.
Adoption was a taxing process, Reese said, and learning how to care for two toddlers ushered in a suite of new challenges and lifestyle changes, as it does for any parent. But it was also eye-opening.
“After the dust settled, I just realized how much I loved our kids,” Reese told The Washington Post, “and how much room there was in our life for our family to grow.”
After trying for several months, Reese, a transgender man, got pregnant. And just weeks ago, he gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Read more via Washington Post