Daddy, This Is A Girl’s Penis
Raising a transgender daughter has been no easy task for Jake and his wife, Anna.
In 2010 and roughly two years after giving birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, Anna became pregnant again. Both parents were rooting to have a girl for their second child, but that November, Anna gave birth at home to another boy.
But within 18 months it was clear that the second child actually had other ideas about her gender identity.
The couple has spent the past five years educating themselves on how to best deal with a set of unexpected challenges of raising a transgender daughter, seeking out role models only to find that they are becoming those models for other parents as every day passes.
On this episode of Paternal, Jake discusses his own emotions and the idea that he must have done something wrong, all the while showing unflinching support and love for his daughter.
"I don't think I did anything wrong," Jake says. "I just let the kid be the kid."