“Why did God make me wrong?”

Born with female genitalia, Jacob was raised as a girl along with two sisters. From a very young age, Mia preferred dressing in boy's clothes and playing with toys like cars and trains. At first, Mia's behavior caused her parents to think of her as a tomboy. But Mia was sure from a very young age that she was actually a boy. Mia showed all three hallmarks of a transgender child: she was persistent, consistent, and insistent. Watch to understand this family's journey.

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Jacob's Journey: Raising a Transgender Child


Snow, K. (2015, April 23). Jacob’s journey: Life as a transgender 5-year old. NBC News. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids/jacob-s-journey-life-transgender-5-year-old-n34513...

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.