This is Part 2 of our series on Sam and Lissa. See Part 1 here.
First they hoped their doctor would be able to harvest trans man Sam’s eggs. Then they hoped the embryo created with Sam’s egg and donor sperm would result in a pregnancy for Lissa on the first try. Now at almost 33 weeks, both dreams have come true along with a third: to have a baby girl. “Let’s hope she stays a girl,” jokes Sam.
The desire to have a girl stems from a belief that women are meant to be nurtured as leaders–much like Lissa, who is a minister at a Unitarian church. Though starting the nation’s first queer-centric gym, which Sam has succeeded in doing, is equally inspiring.
Both the church and the gym have provided a tremendous source of support for the couple who recently got married. And will continue to help them on their journey through parenthood.
Watch the video now in our Creating Families section!