A Member of the Family : Deborah and Chris Latham have everything they could possibly want: a warm, loving marriage, a beautiful daughter, and a stable life in a sweet resort community on Long Island. When they hear about a small Romanian boy who is languishing in a depressed Eastern European orphanage, neither Deborah nor Chris hesitates for an instant. They want Mihai for their own, and they know they can help him. If any family has enough love to spare, it is the Lathams. In a matter of months, Mihai becomes Michael Latham. Deborah, Chris and their three-year-old daughter, Caroline, take him in eagerly, knowing that soon enough he will truly feel like a member for the family. But as time passes, Michael grows more unpredictable, careening between violent behavior and emotional withdrawal.