Fernando Machado who was born a woman and his partner, Diane Rodriguez who was born a man, have welcomed their first baby as they make history to become the first transgender couple in South America to give birth to their own baby.
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According to Dailymail, the new parents, from Ecuador, in an exclusive interview, opened up about life with their new baby who they have not named, but the 16-week-old is affectionately referred to as Caraote – which means ‘the snail’.
‘We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we’re the same. We don’t have a name yet – or rather we do – we are just waiting to announce it,’ Machado told the BBC.
Ms Rodriguez, who was born male as Luis, spoke about how she never thought she would know the joy of being a parent.
‘Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual. The law before demanded that to be recognised as a woman you had to be castrated,’ she said.
The couple have not undergone full gender reassignment and were therefore able to conceive naturally.
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