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Specialist advice and guidance on building your family through fertility treatment

UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS | MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS | GET ADVICE FROM EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

Building your family through fertility treatment can be tough

Scientific advances in fertility treatment have opened up many options. But finding the right pathway, while considering all the long-term implications, can be tricky to navigate on your own. It can feel like a huge weight on your shoulders. You need expert advice and guidance from a professional who truly understands the weight of the decisions you're facing.

  • Unsure where to start?
  • Worried about the costs?
  • Confused by the legalities?
  • Emotionally overwhelmed?

Getting trusted advice on your fertility journey
doesn't need to feel beyond reach.

Building your family through fertility treatment can be tough

Scientific advances in fertility treatment have opened up many options. But finding the right pathway, while considering all the long-term implications, can be tricky to navigate on your own. It can feel like a huge weight on your shoulders. You need expert advice and guidance from a professional who truly understands the weight of the decisions you're facing.

  • Unsure where to start?
  • Worried about the costs?
  • Confused by the legalities?
  • Emotionally overwhelmed?

Getting trusted advice on your fertility journey doesn't need to feel beyond reach.

Lifting the burden of your pathway to parenting.

The Center for Family Building is here to help. Founder Lisa Schuman, LCSW, knows how confusing and exhausting this journey can be - because she's been there too. A respected professional in the fertility field for more than two decades and the principal investigator for many studies in fertility treatment, Lisa has won awards for her research.

She was Chair of the Egg Freezing Task Force for the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a former Board Member of the American Fertility Association. Lisa has also managed groups for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Organization, and lectures widely on many infertility topics.

So, you’re in safe hands, with a professional who truly understands that building a family is tough enough. You don’t need to do it alone.

Let’s start your journey to parenting together.

Lifting the burden of your pathway to parenting.

The Center for Family Building is here to help. Founder Lisa Schuman, LCSW, knows how confusing and exhausting this journey can be - because she's been there too. A respected professional in the fertility field for more than two decades and the principal investigator for many studies in fertility treatment, Lisa has won awards for her research.

She was Chair of the Egg Freezing Task Force for the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a former Board Member of the American Fertility Association. Lisa has also managed groups for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Organization, and lectures widely on many infertility topics.

So, you’re in safe hands, with a professional who truly understands that building a family is tough enough. You don’t need to do it alone.

Let’s start your journey to parenting together.

"We are so glad that we came to The Center for Family Building for help with our daughter. Lisa helped us undertand what she was struggling with and helped us find the perfect school."

Gail and James

"To say the guidance we got from Lisa was life changing would be an understatement. She allowed us to imagine possibilities for our future family we would never have allowed ourselves. Our present family today is a direct result of her bold and decisive advice and we will always be grateful"

John & Jeff

"We sought Lisa’s help when we were trying to have children, when we changed jobs, and when we needed to find the right school for our children. We are so grateful for her help."

Cynthia and Larry

Financing your family

Costs of building your family can vary considerably. We’ll help you understand all options available and what costs you can expect. We’ll explain the variety of options open to you from donor conception to fostering and adoption.

Managing emotions

A family building journey can be emotional. So how can you prepare yourself for this roller coaster ride? We’ll help you build strength and resilience by being better prepared and ensuring you have the support you need.

Choosing a donor

Choosing a donor is a critical decision. We’ll help you understand the long- and short-term implications for each part of this decision so you can feel secure knowing you are choosing the right donor for your future family.

Planning for the right time

If having a child, or second child is not viable right now, creating a plan that can include egg freezing, embryo donation, egg or sperm donation or surrogacy can be helpful in setting you up for success in the future.

Financing your family

Costs of building your family can vary considerably. We’ll help you understand all options available and what costs you can expect. We’ll explain the variety of options open to you from donor conception to fostering and adoption.

Managing emotions

A family building journey can be emotional. So how can you prepare yourself for this roller coaster ride? We’ll help you build strength and resilience by being better prepared and ensuring you have the support you need.

Choosing a donor

Choosing a donor is a critical decision. We’ll help you understand the long- and short-term implications for each part of this decision so you can feel secure knowing you are choosing the right donor for your future family.

Planning for the right time

If having a child, or second child is not viable right now, creating a plan that can include egg freezing, embryo donation, egg or sperm donation or surrogacy can be helpful in setting you up for success in the future.

Get the guidance on fertility treatment you've been looking for:

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Step 1. Book a consult

 Schedule a free consult with our experts to tell us about your journey so far.

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Step 2. Receive guidance

We'll provide guidance and advice that's tailored to your unique situation.

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Step 3. Build your family

Start building your family with the peace of mind of step-by-step expert guidance.

Book a free consult and stop feeling bewildered by the wealth of information out there. Get the clarity you need from a professional advisor who really understands.

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