They might just be the most modern couple in the world.
The cast of Modern Family ain’t got nothing on this couple who made history with the birth of their first child.
Born a woman, Fernando Machado and his partner, Diane Rodriguez, born a man, welcomed their first baby into the world. Yes, a transgender couple has had a baby! Living in Ecuador, they are the first transgender couple to become pregnant in all of South America.
Rodriguez, who was born a male, talked about how she never thought she would become a mother.
“Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual,” she said. “The law before demanded that to be recognized as a woman you had to be castrated.”
The new mother has been through a lot over the years, like being thrown out by her parents for being transgender, getting abducted several times and being the first transgender person to run for congress in her country.
The couple have shared photos of their pregnancy journey online with fans and let everyone know that the child was conceived naturally. When speaking to Mexican media, Rodriguez said, “This was the wish of both of us and there was nothing biological or legal to stop us, so we decided to do it.”
“We live as man and woman. I'm a transfeminine woman and Fernando is a transmasculine man. The process to get here was complex for each of us. Knowing it's our right, we decided to add another member to our family."
When speaking of the moment he found out he was pregnant, Machado said, “I started crying with happiness, fear, and dread, all at once. It was the most beautiful moment. I had never felt like that before. Wow, at last, I am completely happy.”
They are even in talks of growing their family in the next few years and are as happy as can be about what their futures may hold.