I recommend that everyone check out the video from Loving Shepherd Ministries that we have posted on our sidebar. I cried the first time that I saw it. It really brings home the realization of just how MANY orphans there are in the world, and I feel so thankful that God convicted us to provide a place for one of them. At least this one is no longer homeless!
For those who don't know, Loving Shepherd is a wonderful, Christ-centered organization whose mission is to advocate for orphaned and abandoned children around the world. They are involved in a number of different ways to help orphans, and while they are not an adoption agency, they are an invaluable resource to prospective adoptive parents, by providing information about adoption specifically tailored to each family. We found that they were absolutely great to work with when we were first beginning to do our own research last fall.
You can check out their website at: http://loving-shepherd.com/.