The Shocking Phone Call That Changed an Austin, Minnesota Moms Life
An Austin, Minnesota mom received a surprise phone call two weeks ago that is changing her life in an amazing way. Today, friends, family, and the community are rallying around Jenna Couch and her family to help raise funds through a Go Fund Me page to help with expenses for a new baby that is due any day.
Jenna Couch and her husband Mike were planning on starting a family a few years after they got married but unfortunately realized that infertility issues were a roadblock. Desperately wanting a family of their own they started the process of adoption and eventually got a "yes" from a birth mom. Today, they are the proud parents of a little girl who is 2 1/2 years old. What they weren't expecting was a phone call that their little girl has a biological sibling that was due February 1st.
I had a chance to chat with Jenna one-on-one to learn more about her story and journey of infertility and adoption. I could put it all in words for you but hearing the challenges and excitement of becoming a mom are best told by her. You can watch the full interview here.
The chance to adopt another baby and have the family they've dreamed of was in front of Jenna and her family but one huge hurdle was in the path...the cost. The adoption agency fees alone are over $26,000, which is an amount most of us don't just have lying around. One of Jenna's friends immediately went to action to help and set up a Go Fund Me page. The goal is to raise $10,000 and right now, $6,400 has been raised.
This is such a fun story and right now, we are all anxiously awaiting to hear when Baby Couch is born! Learn more about the Couch family and their new little one at their Go Fund Me page here. They will be sharing updates when the baby arrives and their journey of adoption. (And they are so thankful to all who have donated!)