Providing individualized support and research-backed guidance to help you make the best choices for your future family.

Specialist advice and guidance on building your family with the assistance of donor eggs, donor sperm, or donor embryos.

Choosing A Bank Or Agency

How To Choose A Donor

Crafting Your Narrative

Building Your Family Through Donor Conception Can Be Complicated

Navigating these critical decisions carries immense weight, and the repercussions are often irreversible. To steer through these complexities successfully, it's imperative to seek guidance from a seasoned professional with decades of expertise. Someone who has encountered myriad scenarios and assisted countless individuals in charting a course toward success.

  •  Not sure how to thoughtfully choose a donor ?
  • Wondering how to craft a narrative for your child?
  • Need to understand the complexities of known donor relationships ?
  • Thinking about the difference  between privacy and secrecy?

We can help.

Donor conception explained

Donor conception involves using donated eggs, sperm, or embryos through self-insemination or fertility treatment to conceive a child. The children born through this process can gestate in the parent's uterus or the uterus of a gestational carrier, or surrogate.  This child is the child of the intended parents.

If you are using donor conception to build your family, it may not be your first choice. The decision may be difficult or may have come easily.  Either way, the process is not simple and there are many decisions to make along the way, but you will become a parent, like everyone else.  You will have difficulties and triumphs and you will adore your child and your child will adore you.  Through this process, you will transform from a patient to a parent and you will forever be intricately connected to a new person in a way that you are not connected to anyone else in the world.

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.

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 expert guidance and support you need to get you through your journey as successfully as possible.

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.

"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

Let’s start your donor conception journey today:


Step 1. Book a consult

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


Step 2. Receive guidance

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


Step 3. Build your family

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