Charli’s journey started with local Intended Parents with whom she had a long term relationship. That faltered after two failed transfers. At Growing Families 2016 Brisbane conference she met a heterosexual couple who had also had a recent breakdown with their surrogate. Charli ultimately offered to carry for this couple. Theirs was a loving journey, albeit with ups and downs. Charli birthed Lucia in December 2017. Charli has since completed a second journey with Brisbane gay couple Jaryd and Paul who she met on the Australian Surrogacy Community in 2018, where she was orginally their egg donor. They ultimately opted for traditional surrogacy using Charli’s eggs and womb. The first attempt worked and Charli birthing their daughter Addie on 26 March 2021.