Brinda Grapin and her sons Sean, 9, (left) and Eric, 11, leave the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Wednesday after being granted permission to keep a treehouse they built in their front yard in Falls Church. An initial hearing in September rebuffed the family's attempt to keep the structure, but they won a variance on appeal. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)
Brinda Grapin, right, and her sons Sean, 9, from left, and Eric, 11, leave the Fairfax County Board of Zoning and Appeals after being granted an ordinance that allows the family to keep a treehouse in their front yard, in Fairfax, Va., on Nov. 30, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)
Brothers Eric Grapin, 11, from left, and Sean, 9, walk to the garage past a treehouse in the front yard of his home in Falls Church, Va., on the way to a hearing concerning an ordinance to allow the treehouse to stay in place, on Nov. 30, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)
David Goldman (right) and his 10-year-old son, Sean, live in Tinton Falls, N.J., where the boy attends school and plays baseball. "It's really incredible," says Mr. Goldman of life today. "It's perfect. From what it was to where we are, it's beautiful."
"They dragged him through the streets, for God's sake. That shows what they care about - and it wasn't him," said David Goldman of the day his son, Sean, was brought to the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro to be reunited with his father. He was accompanied by his Brazilian stepfather, Joao Paulo Lins e Silva (left), and attorney Sergio Tostes.