LGBTQIA + Donor Conception Masterclass

Learn all you need to know to build your family - and take care of your mind and body in the process


Understand The Logistics

Plan For The Long Term

Know All Of Your Options

Finding specialist advice on LGBTQIA+ family building isn’t easy.

Building your family an alternative way is challenging. And LGBTQIA+ parenting comes with its own additional unique hurdles to overcome. So, it can feel isolating when you can’t find trusted advice and guidance that meets your specific needs.

  • Confused about the medical process?
  • Feeling emotionally overwhelmed?
  • Unsure about how to find the best donor for your family?

Getting trusted support and advice on building a family shouldn’t be this tough.


Building a family is tough enough, you don't have to do it alone.

It shouldn't feel so difficult to get guidance on the unique challenges around LGBTQIA+ parenting. We've helped thousands of people get specialist support. The Center for Family Building was founded in 2015 by Lisa Schuman, LCSW. Lisa is an experienced licensed therapist and Director of Mental Health Services for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut and Gay Parents to Be. She is also a consultant for schools, corporations and community groups and has been called upon as a surrogacy expert for the New York State judiciary committee.


With more than two decades of personal and professional experience in fertility treatment, donor conception, adoption and evidence-based parenting techniques, Lisa knows how confusing and exhausting this journey can be - because she built her family an alternative way too.


Relax, you've found the guidance you've been searching for.



'The help I received from Lisa was invaluable! I don't know how people do it without her"'

Kim and Juan

'The information we learned about choosing a donor opened our eyes in ways we couldn't have imagined'

This video will help you:

  • Understand how to think about donor conception
    Once you learn how to think differently about donor conception,choosing will be much easier
  • Care for the uterine environment
    You'll learn some important basic facts about caring for the environment your baby will grow in
  • Effectively manage emotions
    Gain important tools to manage stress in a way that best suits you


Have confidence you've made the right choice for your family

Choosing your donor doesn't need to keep you awake at night. The Center for Family Building is here to help. Our founder Lisa Schuman, LCSW, knows how bewildering building your family through donor conception can be. She's helped hundreds of people just like you. In this video series, she walks through all the common questions our clients ask about choosing a donor, how to optimize the health of the person who will be carrying and how everyone can manage stress through this important journey.


Get the guidance you're looking for:



We'll cover everything you need to know to help you choose a donor who you can feel good about and who is the best choice for your family.


Step 2.

Have peace of mind knowing you have strategies to help optimize the uterine environment and give your baby the right start.


Step 3.

Not only is the process challenging but when your motions take charge of the process, you can be taken off course and make mistakes along the way. Learn how to feel calm so you can be clear about your choices.

Bonuses Included with program

  • Worksheets: One for each module so you can record information that is important to you
  • Cheat sheet: A positive donor language cheat sheet so you can familiarize yourself with helpful language
  • Ebook: Managing Stress Through Fertility Treatment
  • Ebook: 10 Things Donor Conceived Children Want Their Parents To Understand

About Lisa

Your video series is presented by Lisa Schuman, LCSW -  a highly respected qualified professional in the fertility field who has lectured extensively and written numerous articles on subjects including LGBTQ family building.

Lisa is currently the Director of Mental Health Services for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut and Gay Parents to Be. She is a consultant for schools and corporations and has worked with groups such as Memorial Sloane Kettering, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center, The Family Equality Council and Single Mothers by Choice.

Lisa understands how bewildering building a family through surrogacy can be. She's passionate about helping people just like you after building her own family through alternative parenting.

A professional in the fertility field for more than two decades and principal investigator for many fertility treatment studies, Lisa has won awards for her research from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and has helped hundreds of individuals find the right path to parenthood.

Lisa has lectured around the country and served on many professional committees and boards. She is frequently asked to share her expertise at medical conferences.

So, you're in safe hands, with a professional who truly understands.

Family building is tough enough. You don't need to do it alone. Get the guidance you need to make your journey easier.

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