Here's a story that epitomizes the good and beautiful in international adoption. The handsome boy in the picture above is named Vasco. Three years ago, he was an orphan surviving alone on the streets Blantyre, Malawi, and suffering with a heart condition that left him gasping for breath. Then, a chance meeting with journalist Cathleen Falsani and her husband led to medical care, a home and a loving family in the US.
Read Falsani's "Open Letter to Madonna" and prepare to be moved. If you're a crier like me, have your hankie ready.