.147 million reasons why. This week I was talking to a lady about adoption. She stated that her and her husband thought about adoption but are hesitant. She said they are hesitant because they are friends with a couple who is three years into the process of a domestic adoption. Her thought was there is not really a need. When she asked, "so, is there a need?" I was stunned. Is there a need? YES - YES - there is a need. There are 147 million (most likely more) reasons why there is a need. There are over 147 million orphans in the world today. So yes there is a need. And it is high. Below there is a video that has some more alarming statistics that have had some influence on why we are adopting from Ethiopia specifically. The numbers in the video are taken from a variety of websites and organizations and put together by the Young family. .147 million reasons why.