The holiday season is a time for family, but this family is not complete.
Craig and Rebecca DeWit are getting closer to finishing the adoption of two-year-old boys from Haiti. The couple has always wanted to adopt. They were even more compelled to do so after a mission trip to Haiti and seeing the devastation left behind from an earthquake firsthand.
"I was flying home going 'Wow, our lives have changed. What in the world was this mess and what are we supposed to do about it?' I came home and told her my feelings and then she went in October and she had the same feeling," Craig DeWit said.
Since beginning the steps toward adoption, they have been able to travel back to Haiti to see the twin boys, even taking their three biological children with them.
"We were able to really see what it would look like to have our family with five children and it was beautiful and it was amazing the bonding that the kids had all together," Rebecca DeWit said.
Their kids are also counting the days until their family can finally be together.
"They're excited to have their brothers home, they can't wait. We pray for them every night. We pray that the process would speed up so we can go get them and bring them home," Craig said.
Their mission trip to Haiti changed their life and also opened their eyes to how much of a gift the act of adoption can be.
"They all are without a family. They don't have a home and a family and just knowing we can't make a difference for 100 children, but we can surely make a difference for these two," Rebecca said.
The hardest part is the waiting, but once the red tape is cleared, their family will be complete.
"We know there's going to be a blessing on the back side of it that's going to make it all worth it. We have no doubt about that. Not only for the boys, but for us, too. They're already a part of our family, we can't imagine life without them," Craig said.
Craig and Rebecca are waiting on one signature on a birth certificate before the boy's adoption papers go through the U.S. Embassy. From there, it could only be a matter of weeks before they are able to travel back to Haiti and bring their boys home.