That is an awesome idea. There are several good possibilities. Are you talking aobut international or domestic?
The Christian Children's Fund (www.childfund.org) is what comes to mind domestically. Internationally, World Vision (www.worldvision.org) and Compassion Internationa (www.compassion.com) are great organizations.
I dont know. I am from India, I came as a student, did my masters in Computer Science. I am not a citizen of US, but I have no reservations of origin of a person. I just want my money to go to a good cause and help and see that child grow. Thank you for the links you sent, I will go through those. I had one more question. Its not that I make huge money, I earn good and make a considerable saving. Is it really possible to make contributions for a person like me? Do you have any idea of how much investments are to be made financially? Thank you again. It means a lot :)