Carole LieberWilkins is the co-author of Let’s Talk About Egg Donation: Real stories from real people. This is the first book of its kind written by two moms via egg donation that guides the reader through the process from diagnosis to parenthood, through egg and embryo donation. Let’s Talk About Egg Donation provides scripts for talking to kids about donor conception at different ages and stages.
Carole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, licensed in California (18998), Idaho (ID 5979) and Nevada (4273), providing individual and couples counseling, as well as psychoeducational consultations for those moving into alternative paths to parenthood. A specialist in the field of reproductive medicine, adoption, and family building options since 1986, she is well known for her work helping patients feel comfortable talking with their kids about how they built their families. Clinics and agencies around the world distribute the book to patients. She is a frequent lecturer locally, nationally, and internationally on many subjects related to infertility. She has been the keynote speaker at several Resolve symposia, and a presenter at the professional meetings of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Organon Nurses Symposia, Kaiser Hospitals, the National Perinatal Association, and the SEEDS Annual Ethics Conference. You can also hear her as a frequent contributor to podcasts such as Creating a Family Radio Show, Dibs, and I Want to Put a Baby in You.
Carole is the Mental Health Director of Parents via Egg Donation and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the US Donor Conceived Council, a non-profit organization committed to changing the practice of donor conception to respect the rights of all people to know their identity. She is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group and on the conference committee of SEEDS. Her own experience creating a family through adoption and egg donation deepens her understanding of the challenges others face when exploring these complex family building options.