143 million orphans worldwide
514,000 "temporary orphans" in foster care in America
115,000 "legal orphans" waiting to be adopted in America
This is a mind-blowing, heartbreaking reality that many of you might not have been aware of. Unfortunately, if you're like most of us, statistics like these rarely inspire action. As sobering as they are, they are too overwhelming, too impersonal, too distant. They may produce a twinge of guilt and maybe even provoke further research, but they rarely lead to action. Usually it is the one factor that gets us involved."