Biological child born to transgender man, husband

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-30 11:14:09-04

PORTLAND, OR (KATU/CNN) - A transgender man is welcoming his newborn son into the world.

Trystan Reese, of Portland, OR, gave birth to Leo two weeks ago. Leo is the first biological child for Reese and his husband, Biff Chaplow. The couple also have two adopted children.

"I would say it's unique," Reese said. "I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child."

Reese said the road to having a child was a difficult one. The last time he tried to get pregnant, he had a miscarriage.

Chaplow said it was rewarding to see things turn out for the best this time around.

"The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life," Chaplow said. "Just to see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just amazing."

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