A growing need…
In the United States, the disease of infertility is on the rise. 1 in 6 couples will be diagnosed at some point during their childbearing years. Although insurance can help defray some of the cost, procedures remain expensive. For those whose infertility treatment was not successful, the decision to choose infant domestic adoption as the way to build their family is not easy after enduring an exhaustive emotional and financial journey. Indeed, it is nationally recognized that 75% of the families that begin the adoption process get discouraged by the lack of emotional, moral, and financial support. Until the establishment of Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation in 2011, there was no existing nonprofit resource in North Carolina providing independent, one-on-one training about the infant domestic adoption process and financial support specifically for those who have been treated for infertility.
Meeting the need…
Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation meets this need by operating an education and grant program, both of which focus solely upon the bridge between its beneficiaries’ decision to end infertility treatment and to subsequently undertake and successfully complete the infant domestic adoption process.
To date, as a result of our programs, 6 couples who had previously battled infertility have successfully completed the adoption of their child!
Further, Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation has successfully:
- Awarded 7 grants of $1,000 each, easing the burden of the recipients’ adoption-related expenses and bringing them added peace of mind during their domestic adoption process; and,
- Administered our Education Program to 41 couples, empowering them so, should they wish, they may successfully navigate the domestic adoption process and realize their dream of parenthood.
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