"Our surrogate journey from start to finish was such a wonderful experience. We believe that this was all due to the amazing team surrounding us. It takes a huge number of people and organisations to create a surrogate baby - each member of our team was recommended by Richard Westoby.
He was the compass which steered us through from the very beginning to our wonderful ending. Our team consisted of an amazing IVF clinic, a wonderful IVF doctor, a very caring U.S. lawyer, a passionate U.K. lawyer, a supportive, hands on, surrogacy agency and, of course - the most important person - our wonderful surrogate. Without the guidance of Richard we would have had a very different journey.
There were a few hurdles along the way (as there always are) but because we had such a strong, available and consistent team surrounding and cushioning us, each hurdle just became a little jump. Because of this we felt safe and secure with putting our lives, our future and everything we had into the hands of these people. A different team could have lead us to have a totally different, and exponentially more stressful, experience as international surrogacy can be very hard. Especially when you are on the other side of the world.
We have our beautiful baby girl now and she is just 3 weeks old. It is more wonderful than we could ever have imagined and every second of our journey was worth it."