I have been living in Oxfordshire with Nick since 2001. We married in 2015 and since November of the same year we have been sharing our lives with our son Dexter. Since Dexter’s first birthday, when Nick returned to work, I have been his primary carer.

We joined Surrogacy UK in the spring of 2014 and immediately knew it was right for us. Its friendly and supportive ethos, putting friendship first, was so appealing. We quickly developed strong friendships with other members. In the Summer of 2014 we were so fortunate to meet Lucy and her family and, after a successful getting to know period, we became ‘Team Giant Pencil.’ We opted for straight Surrogacy which resulted in the birth of Dexter. Our bond with Lucy has continued to develop and we are currently undergoing a sibling project. We have arranged socials and have supported several intended parents through their journeys.

Before joining my family business in 2001 I was a primary teacher and deputy head teacher. Being involved with child development, and learning and managing people, gave me a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge. I continued to develop my people management skills and financial experience whilst being a director of my family’s timber merchant business.