To the New Life Georgia team

Every day we look at our baby, Marcus and are amazed. We are so glad he is in our lives, with his cheeky smiles and enthusiastic cooing. Each day brings a new reason to laugh and be joyful, whether it is Marcus smiling at himself in the mirror, entertaining his daddy by grabbing out at his beard or watching the ticking clock, completely spellbound.

It was wonderful to be able to introduce Marcus to his big brother, Mikey, who is 5. Mikey was very excited to meet Marcus and was fascinated by him. He said his favourite place in the world was in Georgia as that was where his little brother was. Mikey also told us in no uncertain terms that Marcus was not our baby, he was his brother.

We are really looking forward to bringing Marcus back home to the U.K. in the next few weeks. His grandma and aunt will be very happy to see him again. We know there are lots of other family and friends that can’t wait to meet Marcus and give him a cuddle.

So we wanted to say thank you very much to everyone at New Life Georgia for making this possible. We are very grateful for your hard work, support and dedication throughout the process: Sophie was very friendly and put our minds at ease by answering all of our initial questions; Eka was incredibly responsive and supportive during the IVF and embryo transfer phase; Ia did an excellent job of keeping us up to date with medical reports and progress during the pregnancy; and Nino was very efficient and worked tirelessly in assisting us with our paperwork for passport applications and our parental order.

Lastly a big thank you to Lela, our surrogate mother, who has our eternal gratitude for the amazing gift she has given us.

Lara and Andrew