Barbara Frances Greenberg
Passed away on March 12, 2018
Barbara Greenberg is a partner in the law firm of Greenberg and Greenberg. Barbara has vast experience representing singles and couples - including same sex couples when permitted by law - with domestic and international adoptions. She also represents birth mothers who want to place their child for adoption. In addition to her skills as an adoption attorney, Barbara performs investigatory research related to adoption matters. Barbara was the principal researcher for the book The Baby Brokers authored by Lynne McTaggart. She served as a researcher for Bernard Gavser formerly an NBC TV investigative journalist who won several Emmy awards for adoption issues including a segment called "Baby Laundering". Barbara Greenberg is co-author of the chapter on international adoption in Adoption Law in New York, published by New York State Bar Association. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) and has served as a mentor and advisor to the attorneys within that Association on innumerable issues and aspects of International Adoption. Barbara is the proud recipient of the Hispanic Counseling Center's Humanitarian of the year award, as well as the recipient of several citations from Nassau County, the Town of Hempstead and the State of New York. Barbara is a co-founder and director of the not-for-profit organization People Need Caring. Founded 31 years ago, People Need Caring is dedicated to meeting the medical and other needs of orphaned children and impoverished people worldwide. She is a frequent speaker on adoption issues for the Adoptive Parent Committee, American Fertility Association, Resolve and the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) Ametz Program, among others. Barbara Greenberg received a Bachelor's degree from New York University and Masters Degree in Humanities from Hofstra University and her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. She serves as a member of the Alumni Board of Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to both the Bar of New York and New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be made to People Need Caring, Inc. 3 Sierks Ln., Roslyn Harbor New York, 11576. People Need Caring (PNC) is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that was founded with love by Barbara and Joel Greenberg 44 years ago. The goal of PNC was to help children worldwide. Some of the numerous projects have included building medical centers in orphanages worldwide, endowing cancer research at major medical centers, Smile Train, tremendous support of local food banks, women’s shelters, mobile art centers at hospitals. Barbara often stated her goal with PNC was tikkun olam, repairing he world one good deed at a time. It is the wish of her family that her memory and life’s work continues.
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March 14, 2018
Together Barbara and Joel have made life sweeter for an infinite number of souls. Together with James, they have filled so many hearts with the love from children that will always be there, as will the warmth and memory of her smile and gentle way. Barbara and I are New York University alumni, my daughter will be graduating from NYU in May. Thank you and I know you will be sharing the ceremony with us.