Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Transgender Adoptive Parent Featured On Oxygen Series
The latest episode of I'm Having Their Baby, Oxygen's new documentary series that follows the adoption process from the pregnant woman's point of view, features 22-year-old Sydney, who is giving her baby to "T" and Jesse, a transgender man. According to The Advocate:
"I realize that placing my child with a transgender parent could be controversial," Sydney says in the show, "but the truth is that he's just as capable of raising a child as anyone I know."
Sydney chose the couple from several contenders, which included a straight couple, a gay couple, and the adoptive parents. T and Jesse, both in their 30s and married for eight years, were in Sydney's hospital room for the birth of their daughter, Greta Miyo.
"Most people wouldn't consider a trans parent adoption," says Jesse. "But Sydney — she was so amazing in how she saw it as an asset. Every single second of this process with her has been pretty incredible."
"I could not have asked for a better couple," Sydney says in a video diary posted on Oxygen's website. "I don't want to imagine being in a world where they don't have kids. That's heartbreaking to me."
Watch the full episode HERE.