foster-care-found.jpg He is an exceptional student with a near perfect SAT score, but 17-year-old Alex Chivescu needed to find a foster family who would be willing to accept him into their home, or be moved from the school district — and away from friends — that had served him so well during troubling times.

To a couple dozen foster parents in the region he wrote the most important letter of his life.

Watch the CBS News video below, or read the story from Steve Hartman here.