Couple takes leap of faith to adopt baby

Posted at 6:05 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 01:14:56-05

Jeremy and Tara Quellhorst waited for years to hold and kiss their baby.

Like many couples, they tried getting pregnant shortly after getting married.

A woman of faith, Tara said God had other plans.

"We tried for four years to try and have a child so there were many, many times that I thought that it was just not going to happen for us," Tara said.

The couple decided on another path, but had no money. They depleted their savings through infertility treatments

"So I was like what's next? How are we going to a adopt? How are we going to raise these funds?" Jeremy said.

"It was so hard to go through all of this, and I was angry, sad and heartbroken," Tara said.

Extremely private on their efforts to conceive, Tara did a 360. Her desire to be a parent overshadowed  everything else.

"There was something in my heart that told me I need to share," Tara said. "And so I went super public."

Tara, a theater teacher, and Jeremy, a professional photographer, decided to reach out to friends and create a video they posted  for the world to see on a Go Fund Me page.

"I shared all of the struggles, all of the heartbreak, and all of the sadness," Tara said.

They also shared a plea for help and within days money started flowing in.

"I was so amazed. It was so unbelievable. I don't even know what the words are," Jeremy said.

Within two months they had enough for a private adoption, nearly $40,000.

Less than two weeks ago they brought home baby Zeke. They even shared a video with us of the first time they met their baby boy.

"We're parents!" Tara said.

They went though great lengths to be a family and have some advice for other parents out there who might be dealing with the same issue: Take a leap of faith. The community is kind.

"It's because that is where you are going to be one day. You're going to be happy. You're going to have a child, and you're going to be family," Jeremy said.

"We are so grateful," Tara said.