2019-: Conception, birth and early lifeEdit
In 2019, Maya Stepney started grooming her boyfriend David Metcalfe's teenage son, Jacob Gallagher. She began sleeping with him after his 16th birthday whilst continuing her relationship with David. Unbeknownst to David and Jacob, one of these relationships resulted in her falling pregnant. After the truth about Maya's abuse of Jacob came out she was sentenced to prison for a year.
In November 2019, Maya was released early and revealed to be pregnant. She soon gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Alex. However, on Christmas Day, Maya left the baby on Jacob and David's doorstep with a note asking them to look after him and fled the country. They were initially unsure who the father was but to their relief a DNA test soon concluded that the baby was in fact David's. David initially struggled with being a father to Maya's baby but soon grew very fond of him. Per ex-wife Leyla Harding's suggestion, he decided to name the baby Theodore, Theo for short.
Whilst waiting for the DNA results the family had refrained from reporting the incident to Social Services and David soon began fearing that if he did it now they would take Theo away from him. However, Doctor Liam Cavanagh who was a friend of the family and had helped with the DNA test, insisted they reported it as he needed to register him as a patient so he could treat him properly if he ever needed it. Thus, after keeping his presence secret for two weeks, David finally called Social Services. After contacting Maya contacted Maya the Social Service worker revealed Theo was actually named Alex on the birth certificate. He also informed David he would need to apply through a court for a parental responsibility order which would secure his rights to Theo.