THE CENTER FOR FAMILY BUILDING

Building a Family

Coming out with your struggle, no matter what it is

Carrie Underwood recently joined Gwyneth Paltrow, Andy Cohen, Pink, Courtney Cox, Jenna Wolfe, and other celebrities in bringing fertility treatment and pregnancy loss out of the shadows of shame. These individuals have shared the thrill of growing their families, but many are also bravely sharing their struggles as well. Ms. Underwood experienced the double whammy…

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Bring Back That Lovin’ Feeling…

When you are trying to build a family or care for your family, it’s likely that you have moments when you feel frustrated or even despairing. Sometimes, there is a lot you can do to improve your situation but often the best thing you can do in the moment is to improve your mood. One…

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Rework Your Resolution

Hello! The Center for Family Building wants to help you achieve your New Years Resolutions! Please watch this video to give you tools you can use RIGHT now to prioritize and stay on track to hit your goals and download the corresponding worksheets by clicking HERE.   And as always, please feel contact our team our…

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Why #LGBTQFamiliesDay Means So Very Much

For many years now, I have been advocating, supporting, educating and assisting LGBTQ couples and individuals to build the family of their dreams. We live in an incredible time where there isn’t just one path to parenthood. Whether it’s through adoption, egg and sperm donation or gestational carrier arrangements, families can come in many shapes,…

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Family Stories

Last weekend I had the privilege of running a program called “Family Stories” at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City.  It was a wonderful workshop.  It included parts of our TIP TOP program for families who are built with the assistance of donor sperm or donor eggs or who…

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Getting Unplugged and Family Building

There is so much discussion in the media these days about excessive attachment to the internet and the importance of unplugging.  So, what is the truth?  Is it really bad for us?  Maybe. In a Huffington Post article written by John Swartzberg, M.D., Chair of the editorial board for BerkeleyWellness.com, he shared his view that…

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The Holiday Season’s Biggest Grinch: Infertility

The holidays can be the happiest time of the year… or the saddest. According to the National Institutes of Health, there is a high incidence of depression during December’s holiday season. Hospitals report an increase in the number of suicides or attempted suicides during this time of year. Mental health professionals report a significant increase…

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