Charli’s journey started with local Intended Parents local with whom she had a long term relationship. That faltered after two failed transfers. Saddened, Charli attended FTS Brisbane conference in 2016. It was there she met a heterosexual couple who had also had a recent breakdown with their surrogate. They became friends and began supporting each other. Charli ultimately offered to carry for this couple. Theirs has been a loving journey, albeit with ups and downs due to Australian laws being so difficult and unsupportive of surrogates and unenforceable for IPs. Charli birthed Lucia in early December 2017.