Posts Tagged ‘parenting’
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
A Little Valentine’s Day Advice For People Waiting for Their Baby
Energy flows where your attention goes. But not in the way you may think. When you have a problem, your natural reflex may be to focus on it more. That strategy works in a lot of areas of life. But not when you are trying to have a baby. We can control some things but…Read More
A weekly skype call may be good for you and your gestational carrier.
A weekly skype call may be good for you and your gestational carrier. I have been working in the field of fertility treatment for more than two decades and have been fortunate to be part of many gestational carrier and intended parent journeys. Many dedicated people put their hearts, and a lot of grit into…Read More
Emotions of Choosing an Egg Donor
FAIRFAX EGGBANK, December 20, 2017 Written by Lisa Schuman, LCSW, a seasoned mental health professional who leads The Center for Family Building. Join her virtually in her monthly support webinar, aimed to address issues specific to third party reproduction including disclosure, development, and parenting. Learn more about her webinar here. So you want to find an…Read More
Being Your Child’s Advocate: When “Just Try Harder” Doesn’t Work.
Despite the ever-widening public understanding and acceptance of emotional or learning differences, it is still difficult for parents to accept their child’s limitations. For many reasons, we want our children to be “perfect” and so have an easier time in life. Of course, it is understandable that we, as parents, would rather not have to endure…Read More
Choosing Non Genetic Parenthood
So, you want to find a donor or birthparent who possesses qualities you see in yourself, or perhaps even better? That makes sense. Angelina Jolie adopted her first child, but most people choose to have genetically related children first. It’s natural to want children who are connected to us, and the people we love. If…Read More