Kim, I am not aware of the reference source for your statement.
However, I did find this passage in Counsels for the Church, pg 285-286
Care of Orphans - "Let those who have the love of God open their hearts and homes to take in these children. It is not the best plan to care for the orphans in large institutions. If they have no relatives able to provide for them, the members of our churches should either adopt these little ones into their families or find suitable homes for them in other households."
“These children are in a special sense the ones whom Christ looks upon, whom it is an
offense to Him to neglect. Every kind act done to them in the name of Jesus is accepted by Him as done to Himself.”