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Couple's 'infertility announcement' goes viral

Posted: 11:37 PM, May 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-10 13:23:40-04
Idahoans know anchor Spencer Blake from Good Morning Idaho. But at home, he's a loving husband and a caring father. Their children are adopted. Spencer and his wife Whitney are infertile.
 
"Having our children swallows up the agony that we were in of course because we were able to adopt of course. We wouldn't change that for the world," Spencer Blake said.  
 
It's an issue that many couples keep out of the public eye. But one they shared on social media. 
Spoofing creative pregnancy announcements, they used humor to shed light on to something they may never be able to do. And bring a smile to those with the same problem. 
 
"It was just kind of our unique twist to something we see all the time on social media," Whitney Blake said. 
 
At first, they posted the photos on their blog during infertility awareness week. It didn't take long for the photos to go viral, one article on BuzzFeed gaining more than 12 thousand likes on Facebook.
 
One person commented "This is awesome. We experienced 4 years of fighting infertility before finally conceiving. You have to laugh through the pain or it'll consume you." 
 
"Sympathy and empathy go along way for something that's that difficult," Spencer said.  "So we've had times where we received it and so it's nice we can give that to other people too."
 
The Blakes say they will never love infertility, but without it, they would have never become a family.
 
"Infertility is what led us to adoption and that's what led us to our little boys we firmly believe that our family is just the way it was meant to be," Whitney said.