Severe Weather Alert Follow Us On Twitter #KCRGWX

Winter Weather Alert Follow Us On Twitter #KCRGWX

Current Alerts

Current Alerts Click to learn more

X Close

Click Here for our Friday Night Lights live stream and game chat

Swipe left and right to view more scores

Scores refresh every five minutes. View more scores

Facebook Post Helps Couple Adopt Baby

  • Video
  • Photo
Video player is loading

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa — An Eastern Iowa family found a baby on Facebook, sort of.

Andy and Libby Ortmann of North Liberty tried for six years to have a kid. Artificial insemination, fertility drugs, nothing was working.

Frustrated, last August, Libby posted on Facebook she and her husband were looking to adopt.

A few months later, in January, she got a life-changing message from a former co-worker who’d seen Libby’s post.

“Her exact words were, ‘My baby sister is pregnant and she wants to meet you.’ My face just dropped and I didn’t know what to say. I was standing over there looking out the window. I said, ‘Um, what?!’” Libby said.

The co-worker set up lunch so the group could meet. They hit things off.

Fast forward to now. Andy and Libby are in the process of adopting three-week old Calvin, who they said will be a future Hawkeye.

l Comments: (319) 368-8610;

Featured Videos