I am painting a new third floor addition to a house just up the street. A young couple has added this rather large addition for the wife’s parents when they visit — with their nine adopted children! The daughter told me her mom had three biological children, then was told she couldn’t have any more because of physical complications. So instead she and her husband have made nine international adoptions of kids in need from multiple countries. The last adoption was of three Bulgarian siblings who were about to be separated, “My mom couldn’t have that,” said the daughter. Note: What a better world this would be with more of these adoptions, in tandem with way more Americans financially adopting children (through Compassion International, and so on). Yeah, we help more than most countries — BUT WE COULD HELP SO MUCH MORE! In fact, I graphically point this out in our foreign affairs position paper.