Due to ovarian cancer, Julie was not able to use her own eggs or carry a child. She joined Surrogacy UK with her hubby in 2011. Although Julie was on a wait list at Manchester Care for donor eggs, another SUK surrogate offered to donate eggs. Their first egg collection was successful, leading to the birth of a boy via surrogacy in 2014. However none of the remaining embryos survived so their same egg donor did a second egg collection. Their second son was born just before Christmas 2017 with the help of a second surrogate.