Transgender Thomas Beatie became famous in 2008 when he gave birth to a baby girl. Now he wants to help women who can’t have their own kids by becoming a surrogate.
HollyMoms, you probably know Thomas Beatie as the Pregnant Man. He gained notoriety in 2008 when he became the first transgender man to ever give birth. Now the 36-year-old wants to be a surrogate for women who can’t get pregnant on their own! “When I was first approached with the idea, I thought it was crazy. Then I thought about what it means and what not having a family means to us. I thought, ‘This is a huge deal and I’m capable of it, why not?'” he tells Life & Style.
In July, Thomas and his wife, Nancy, welcomed their third child, a son named Jenson. They also have a 2-year-old daughter, Susan as well as a son, Austin, 1. “If I can do this and help make another family fulfill their dream of having a child, then that’s what I want to do,” he says.
And while Thomas is eager to help make other couples’ baby dreams come true, he and Nancy haven’t ruled out adding another child to their family. “If we don’t find the right family for surrogacy, I think I have one more person inside of me,” he admits.