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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.
"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
Get the LGBTQIA+ parenting guidance you've been looking for:
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.