Britain’s first transgender parents have welcomed their new baby daughter and shared a family snap.
Hannah and Jake Graf cradled their newborn after choosing a surrogate to give birth to their child.
Mum Hannah, 33, served as the highest-ranking trans officer in the British Army, before she left in 2018 to start a family.
Hannah met Jake, 42, who had transitioned in 2008 and the couple went on to use frozen eggs after Jake briefly came off testosterone.
The pair also chose a sperm donor before the fertilised egg was implanted in their chosen surrogate who gave birth last Tuesday.
Hannah and Jake said they found their surrogate through the National Fertility Society – with Hannah joking it was “a little bit like dating”, reports the Sun.
She said: “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.”
The couple said they “couldn’t be happier” and plan to raise their daughter however she wants to live her life.
Jake, an actor, said: “We know how incredibly hard it is to be transgender and we want the exact opposite for our daughter.”
Hannah and Jake got married in 2018 in a ceremony of less than 20 guests each.