Philip joined Alina, a same-aged sister with an articulation disorder. So the Holts would be bringing home two new children in the nick of time before Emily gave birth to their new little brother ― if the judge would agree to it. 

“When we showed up to virtual court in April, we knew our judge would not waive the [typically required] 30-day wait [between trips],” Holt says. “She stopped court and said we’re going to have to reschedule in one month. But we were looking at the dates and thinking there was no way I could travel to Ukraine again.”