Behavior: The War Orphans

When Lee Sanne Buchanan met her newly adopted Vietnamese baby boy at the Denver airport in 1968, she joined one of the most exclusive parents' groups in the U.S. Though tens of thousands of South Vietnamese children became orphans that year, fewer than a dozen found homes in the U.S. Moved by the plight of those left behind, Buchanan resurrected a dormant aid organization to provide food and care for the orphans as well as to oil the adoption machinery.

Today Buchanan's organization, now known as Friends for All Children, operates in 23 states and is one of five U.S. agencies...