Ashley and Jake both grew up in Utah, married young at age 23, graduated from college, landed great jobs and dreamed of a future with five children. A year after their wedding, they began trying to conceive. Month after heartbreaking month, the pregnancy tests were negative.
announcements from friends and family started getting harder to
celebrate. Reality began to set in, and with it the realization that
they would need medical help in order to grow their family. Jake felt
like less of a man for not being able to get his wife pregnant. Ashley
felt like less of a woman, wondering what her purpose in life must be if
she couldn’t be a mom. She began to sink into a dark depression,
feeling like she was losing sight of her lifelong dream of having kids.