I highly recommend Kay Warren's book 'Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes To God' in which she challenges readers "to engage with devastating situations and surrender themselves to loving others—particularly those who may be considered outcasts—in the name of Christ."
Kay made a life-changing trip to Africa in 2003 and, as a result, has taken up the cause of the orphan while passionately urging others in the body of Christ to do the same. Certainly anyone who has traveled to Ethiopia will also be faced with how they will now live, knowing the devastating plight of the millions of orphans there.
In the two podcasts linked below, you will hear interviews with Kay as she very passionately tells of God's command in James 1:27 to care for orphans and of the spiritual implications of adoption. The first interview is almost an hour long; the second is only 30 minutes. You can download the podcasts to your computer or mp3 player to listen at a later time or you can listen right at your computer. However you do it, LISTEN! You will be blessed, challenged and encouraged.
Kay Warren : Catalyst Podcast - Orphan Care
Kay Warren: Focus on the Family Podcast - Orphan Care: Accepting the Call