Joey and Rory Feek welcomed a baby girl into the world February 17th. Indiana Boon Feek was a welcomed addition to the household. In a blog post, country singers Joey and Rory open up about having the baby and learning she had Down Syndrome.

In the post he wrote that the birth was done at home with a Midwife and her family around her.  He said that it was perfect, and that "with Indiana’s first cry, we all cried tears of joy and hugged and celebrated and cried some more."

After a few days they had Indiana "Indy" tested at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and learned she has Down Syndrome.

In the blog post he wrote, "Although that news came at first as a surprise to us, Joey and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.  During the pregnancy, we never did an ultrasound, or saw a doctor, nor would it have made any difference if we had.  We trusted that God would give us the baby He wanted us to have… and He has.  Out of all the parents in the world, He has chosen us to care for and raise this special gift."

He went on to say that they are thankful they put the plans in place last year to take off the rest of the year to be with their family.  

He plans on continuing to write about "Indiana’s birth story, diagnosis and much more, from the viewpoint of a very blessed husband, father, and songwriter."


the birth of Indiana from Milkhouse Media on Vimeo.