The founders of the Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation, Parul and Nathaniel Goetz, struggled with fertility and the domestic adoption process for over five years. With the support of their friends and family, they were able to adopt a baby boy, Noah, for whom the foundation is named.
“Holding my son Noah for the first time was a healing experience,” said Parul Goetz. “It eased the pain and heartache so that I could feel sheer joy and love. I want others who have battled infertility to have that opportunity.”
Incorporated in 2011 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation was created to guide North Carolina couples and individuals with infertility challenges through the domestic adoption process by providing education and financial assistance to make the dream of parenthood a reality.
“By sharing our story and the process we went through, we feel strongly that others living in North Carolina who have battled infertility like us might have an easier time navigating the adoption process and help reduce frustration when researching adoption information,” said Nathaniel Goetz.
Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation relies solely on volunteers, many who have personally experienced infertility and later adopted children domestically. Others work in family law or are North Carolina residents who are passionate about domestic adoption and building families.