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Joey + Rory Open Up About Baby’s Down Syndrome

Joey and Rory Feek, who are known as the duo Joey + Rory, welcomed their new baby girl, Indiana Boone, into their family on Feb. 17. Now the husband and wife are sharing more details about their little girl, including a difficult diagnosis.

The singers reveal that their beautiful little girl was born with Down Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder.

“Although that news came at first as a surprise to us, Joey and I wouldn’t have changed a thing,” Rory writes on his blog, This Life I Live. “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.”

The parents, who documented the birth of their baby at home with the above video, say they are putting their music careers aside to focus on their new little girl.

“The baby is healthy and doing wonderful and Joey and I are loving each and every minute that we have with her,” he continues. “We can’t wait to see where this new chapter in our lives leads us and what wonderful story unfolds in the coming years. We had already cleared our 2014 schedule and committed to taking this year off to be home and simplify our lives before we got this news, and now, we think it’s even more important to be here than ever. ”

The couple, who rose to fame by appearing in the CMT show ‘Can You Duet’ in 2008, have continued making music while eschewing much of the trappings of fame and stardom, and they insist they wouldn’t have it any other way.

“A friend of ours told us he looked at our lives — we live on a farm,” Rory tells The Boot. “We have a restaurant. We sing. We write a lot of the songs that we sing and we look a particular way. He describes it as ‘You guys are living life on purpose,’ and that’s true. We are taking our own path and it does all seem to be adding up.”

Their latest album, ‘Made to Last,’ was released last year on their own Farmhouse Recordings. Purchase the record here.

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