Norman Goldberg – In Memory Of Our Founder

Norman Goldberg, founder of the National Adoption Foundation, recently passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. With family and friends at bedside Norman died feeling the love of those so close to him as well as the love from all the families he helped to make possible.

Norman founded the National Adoption Foundation in 1994 after experiencing difficulties encountered during the adoption process. Fortunately, he had the financial means to deal with the high costs and financial risks associated with adoptions. It was then that he realized there must be so many families wanting to adopt but without the means to do so. That’s when Norman decided to start a foundation with its mission being to provide financial assistance to those needing financial support to initiate the adoption process.

Since its founding the National Adoption Foundation has provided financial assistance in the form of grant money to approximately six thousand families throughout the United States helping to cover the high cost of adoption. Most recently, Norman, along with his team, worked diligently in developing a working partnership with a Bank, a major financial lending institution, to provide low cost unsecured loans to help families meet the many costs associated with adopting. In just over a year since its establishment this loan program has approved and disbursed over two million dollars in loans. Norman also forged a partnership between the National Adoption Foundation and Adopt Directly, a web based platform helping to bring together families looking to adopt a child with birth mothers looking to place their new born child with a warm and loving family. Norman’s efforts were recognized by the U.S. Congress with the Foundation being bestowed the “Congressional Angels in Adoption Award.”

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Norm was a true renaissance man. He was an accomplished athlete playing baseball in high school and fulfilling a childhood dream of trying out for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Later, he developed what would turn out to be a life long passion for horses that led him to become an accomplished and recognized polo player in the United States. After his successful career as an entrepreneur – his last business venture being a hotel / dude ranch in upstate New York – he retired to devote his time and passion to the adoption community.

Norman is survived by several children and grandchildren with his adoptive daughter, Danielle.

Norman touched and inspired so many with his kindness, big heart and warm smile. He will be missed dearly by all of us who were fortunate to have been touched by him.

National Adoption Foundation - Introduction

Who we Are and What we Do?

First, we would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our site. The following is a quick overview of what we have done so far and what we continue fighting for.
The problem:

Worldwide there are approximately 40-50 million abortions every year. In human terms, this means over 80 babies are aborted every second!

In the United States there are approximately 700,000 abortions a year. This translates to 70 babies being aborted every minute!

By some estimates there are approximately 2 million families looking to adopt in the United States alone.

How could it be, that so many couples find it so hard to find a child to adopt, when so many babies are being aborted every single second?

The solution:

The National Adoption Foundation was founded in 1994 by adoptive parents. Since then, the foundation has helped approximately 6,000 couples with their adoption related needs. The National Adoption Foundation has also been the recipient of the “Angels in Adoption” award, which allows Members of Congress to nominate a constituent for their work in adoption, foster care, and child welfare community.

We believe that there is NO REASON why a couple looking to adopt, and give a child a fair chance at life, should have to go through the extreme difficulties potential adoptive parents deal with every day.

From the financial side we have three programs we offer hopeful adoptive parents:


We offer adoptive parent’s funds that they can use in any way they wish to help them with their adoption-related needs.

Special loan program:

We worked with a Banking Institution and together created a special program that gives families affordable options to help them finance their adoption related expenses.


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