'Baby Or Bust' Couple Seeks $$ Online

A young couple from Wichita has turned to the Internet to help them start a family.

Brandi and Shelton Koskie have launched a Web site called Baby or Bust.com, asking friends, family, and strangers to help them pay for in-vitro fertilization.

Brandi, 25, and Shelton, 26, have been married almost four years and were trying to get Brandi pregnant the old-fashioned way for almost a year-and-a-half.

But they turned to a doctor for help when it didn't happen, and were told their best bet is in vitro fertilization.

Trouble is Brandi, an advertising account executive and Shelton, who works in the publications department of Cessna Aircraft Company, don't have the $15,000-plu per attempt that in vitro costs.

"We're still young, getting started off to some extent," Shelton told co-anchor Hannah Storm on The Early Show Monday. "And so, that is way out of our ballpark."

Brandi got the idea to try cyberspace.

"We figured," she told Storm, "this would be a really easy way to use the Internet as a way to reach everybody and tell our story. And by accepting donations on the site, we also thought we could blog our story, tell every detail (along the way), and hopefully educate others about infertility."

Asked if he had any trepidation about putting details about their situation on the Web site and approaching strangers for help, Shelton responded, "Of course, I did. But, the more people we told, the more people that came forward and said, 'We're in the same boat,' or, 'We know so many people in the same boat.'