Jake and Hannah are the first transgender parents in the UK, and now have welcomed a baby girl together.
They both transitioned and met one another while doing transgender activism.
The little girl was born via a surrogate mother using Jake’s eggs, and on 16 April, they welcomed a daughter.
Mum Hannah, 32, served as the highest-ranking trans officer in the British Army, before she left in 2018 to start a family while Dad, 41, had gender reassignment surgery in his 20s.
In March 2018, the couple got married after three years of dating. And as of last week, they had their first child, and now it is believed that Jake and Hannah are the first transgender parents in the UK.
After five years together, the couple decided to find a surrogate to host the embryo and they settled on a mum whose identity they wish to keep private.
Hannah said the process to find her – which they did via the National Fertility Society – was a bit like dating.
Appreciating about the surrogate who made their dream come true, Hannah said ‘You need to have shared values and the same outlook, and I think our surrogate — who is a very warm, practical person with children of her own — got the sense that we were a happy couple who love each other; that we’ll be good parents.