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Childbirth, Family Planning, and Adoption

Adoption Program, Pregnancy Counseling, and Foster Care (Catholic Social Services)

Support and classes for current and prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees. Infant adoption (ext. 321), waiting child adoption (517-782-2754), and search and reunion services (ext. 322). See website for fees. Pregnancy counseling (ext. 321), helps expectant parents explore parenting, guardianship, or adoption; no fees. Foster care placement, (ext. 448), for children separated from their birth families due to abuse and/or neglect; licensing of foster families. (click on Adoption & Foster Care). V, U

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 971-9781

Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor

Provides private professional lactation consulting and troubleshooting, on site or in-home. Large selection of nursing bras, tanks, and Medela pumps. Breastfeeding classes, professional training, drop-in support groups for moms. By appointment only. V

726 Brooks [map]
Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC (734) 975-6534

Center for the Childbearing Year

Classes for expectant parents, including childbirth preparation, breastfeeding basics and newborn care, comprehensive collection of online birth preparation classes. Professional birth and postpartum doula training with certification through DONA International. Online directory of doulas, lending library and more.

722 Brooks [map]
Patty Brennan, (734) 663-1523

Family Life Services of Washtenaw County

Free on-site pregnancy testing, pre-abortion screening and limited ultrasounds; educational resources, referrals to community organizations and agencies; peer counseling, baby items and kids clothing, and support for pregnancy; information on alternatives to abortion. Support group for one-on-one support for pregnancy loss; mentoring for new moms; and relationship coaching. Walk-in pregnancy tests welcome; ultrasounds by appointment. Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 12:30-5 p.m.; Tues. 3-8 p.m. Call for new location and hours., V (with 1-year commitment)

2950 Packard, Ypsilanti, (Moving Fall 2017) [map]
(734) 434-3088

Hands Across the Water

Provides foster care/licensing services, domestic & international adoption services, pregnancy & birth-parent counseling and behavioral health services, which include individual, family, and couples therapy. Also provides adoptive/foster parenting classes & support groups. State licensed, COA Hague accredited; recognized by the HRC as a leader in supporting LGBT families. Nominal fees.,

(734) 477-0135

La Leche League

Local chapter of international group offers information about breastfeeding and peer support to nursing mothers. Two groups meet monthly; open to pregnant women and to mothers and their children. Fathers welcome at some groups; check schedule for details.

44-BABY-0327 (442-229-0327)

Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor

Educates, empowers, and supports families from pregnancy to preschool. Classes include childbirth preparation, infant care and CPR, breastfeeding, new mothers group, parent toddler playgroup, and becoming big brothers and sisters. Free newborn loss support and postpartum depression support groups.,

2855 Boardwalk [map]
(734) 973-1014

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Lutheran Adoption Service (Samaritas)

Seeks permanent adoptive homes for children of all ages who are in the foster care system. Homes for sibling groups and older children needed. U

2770 Carpenter, #200 [map]
(734) 971-1944

Michigan Association of Single Adoptive Parents

Information and support group for single adoptive parents in Southeastern Michigan.

551 Second [map]
Jerri Ann Jenista, (734) 668-0419

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