Don’t betray your heart

I believe that if you want to have a family, you are meant to have a family, and not having that family is a betrayal of your heart. If you get caught up in the struggle to have a family, and ascribe negative meaning to that struggle, it can take you down the wrong path.…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Loving being a parent starts early, and moves from the imagination to the mind to the heart to one’s child. If you are someone who always wanted children, your interest probably started early. Maybe it was playing with dolls, or imagining yourself as a parent at an early age. Many women feel this interest strongly…

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Why fear of not focusing (FONF) is a problem

It’s been said, what you focus on you get more of, but when you focus too intensely for too long you can become more frustrated and not necessarily achieve better results. When you are working on building a family, or solving a problem within your family, it’s natural to put intense focus into the particular…

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Where are you in the 5 stages of change?

As the winter approaches, it is natural to be reminded of the changes in season, and in life. The cooler weather will push you to take out your warmer clothes and will force you to acclimate to cooler temperatures. Your family building journey may also require you to make changes. No one likes to go…

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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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