Please read the following link. It has great ideas as to how you can help (no not all of them are adopting a child!) the 147 million orphans living in this world today!
Many months back it was placed on my heart to (once again) ask my pastor if we as a church could participate in Orphan Sunday and National Adoption Month this November. It was a prompting directly from the Holy Spirit and after 6 1/2 years of trying to get a church to listen to this "cry" it was accepted! There was a 1/2 page bulletin announcement about National Adoption Month, websites to get involved in, as well as discussions of how to help orphans from the pulpit, and a table out in the lobby with more information about adoption and foster care!! To go from nothing to that much participation has me very excited about what God is going to do to impress upon people's hearts the intense need for people to DO and not just listen! Excited to see the fruit!!!