Speaker Bio

Lisa Schuman

Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a highly respected and qualified professional in the fertility field having lectured extensively and written numerous articles on a variety of subjects including LGBTQIA+, single parent, and third-party family building.

Lisa has been working as a licensed therapist in the US for more than two decades, 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. In addition, Lisa was also the only therapist chosen as a surrogacy expert to testify to the State Senate Judiciary Committee on the subject of legalising compensated surrogacy in New York.

As the principal investigator for many research studies, Lisa was honoured with three awards for her research by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She has sat on the board of the American Fertility Association and was a group leader for RESOLVE.

In her many years of treating patients who need assistance to build their families, Lisa came to understand that the guidance, support and education she provided could make their paths to parenthood easier. To fill that need, in 2015, she founded the Center for Family Building, a trusted comprehensive resource offering products, videos, coaching services, support programs and more. In 2023, Lisa launched her hugely popular podcast ‘Building Your Family’ and published her first book by the same title.