Sioux Falls, SD
It's the moment Craig and Rebecca DeWit have been waiting for. Their new sons, Judah and Elijah, are now home.
"It's absolutely amazing. It's just an answered prayer. It's been a long three years, and we're finally here. To have this crowd of loved ones behind us was unexplainable, really," Craig said.
It was such a long process that they couldn't remember the exact day they found out they could pick up the boys, but the feeling they felt will never be forgotten.
"I remember getting the email and just flipping out. She called me from work and said 'Did you read the email?' and I hadn't yet, so I quick did. She was running around work with her co-workers, I was running around work with my co-workers," Craig said.
Craig and Rebecca spent a week in Haiti on a mission trip before bringing the boys home. They were able to meet the biological father, who thanked them many times for saving their lives.
"To be holding two kids that wouldn't have had much of a chance otherwise, it's worth every penny, every stressful moment," Craig said.
Moments before being embraced by their eager loved ones, it was still hard to believe that their journey of adoption was finally complete.
"Walking down before we came through the doorway it almost felt surreal still, it didn't feel like we're really here and that we really made it home, but coming through the doors and seeing our other children and other family members was just amazing," Rebecca said.
Now, their family is full, but more importantly, it's full of love.
"Yesterday morning, the guys woke up in an orphanage in Port Au Prince, and now here they are," Craig said.
Craig and Rebecca will both be taking a month off work to help Judah and Elijah get accustomed to life in Sioux Falls and with their new older siblings. While the journey may have been long, the DeWits say the moment they walked off the plane to their family made it all worthwhile.