Married couple Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy chose to celebrate their beautiful family by posting a photo on Instagram. The heartwarming image features side-by-side maternity photos: In one, Vanessa is pregnant with the couple’s baby Jax in January of 2014. The family is staggered by all the buzz and hope it inspires other couples who want to start a family.
Melanie posted the two photos, both taken by photographer Elizabeth Kern, in February, but a Facebook share from a Brazilian LGBT group has quickly generated over 160,000 Likes for the couple’s photo.
“The woman’s body is incredible,” Melanie told Huffington Post. “The way it creates and grows another human being is amazing. We hope that our picture is that sign that some women may need to encourage them to carry a child.”
Earlier today, Melanie posted a message on Instagram thanking everyone for their kind words, and asking them to send any clippings of the story they might find to the Roy family’s address in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more…