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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. Search and reunion services. See website for fees. Pregnancy counseling helps expectant parents explore parenting, guardianship, or adoption; no fees. Foster care placement for children separated from their birth families due to abuse and/or neglect; licensing of foster families. csswashtenaw.org (click on Programs) V, U

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 971-9781, ext. 322


Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor

Provides private professional lactation consulting and troubleshooting, on site or at home. Large selection of nursing bras, tanks, and Medela pumps. Breastfeeding classes, professional training, support groups for moms, and more. Mon., Wed., & Fri. 12-4 p.m. or by appointment. bfcaa.com V

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


Center for the Childbearing Year

Doula training center features birth and postpartum doula workshops and professional certification through DONA International. Both interactive and online childbirth classes. center4cby.com

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


Doulas Care

Nonprofit organization matches women during the childbearing year with volunteer birth and postpartum doulas. Volunteer doulas welcome, especially bilingual women; scholarship opportunities for doula training. Services free for qualifying low-income women; sliding fee scale for others. "Dial a Doula" program provides on-call doulas to women and their families at the U-M Women's Hospital Birth Center. info@doulascare.org, doulascare.org V

2855 Boardwalk [map]
Lisa Kane Low, (734) 332-8070


Family Life Services of Washtenaw County

Free on-site pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds; educational resources, referrals to community organizations and agencies; peer counseling, material goods, and support for pregnancy; information on alternatives to abortion. Support group for post-abortion recovery; mentoring for new moms; and relationship coaching. Walk-ins welcome; ultrasounds by appointment. Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 12:30-5 p.m.; Tues. 3-8 p.m. Call for summer hours. familylifeservicesclinic.com V (with 1-year commitment)

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


Hands Across the Water

International and domestic adoptions, embryo adoptions, and pregnancy and birth-parent counseling. Foster care and foster care licensing. Educational services, adoptive parenting classes, support groups. COA Hague accredited; recognized by the HRC as a leader in supporting LBGT families. Nominal fees. info@hatw.org, hatw.org

781 Avis Dr., suite 200 [map]
(734) 477-0135


Judson Center

Foster parent licensing and training. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. foster_care@judsoncenter.org, judsoncenter.org

3840 Packard, suite 170 [map]
(734) 528-1692, (313) 794-5653, (800) 443-9959


La Leche League

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


(734) 332-9080, (877) 452-5324


Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor

Professionally staffed nonprofit promotes the well-being of the family and family-centered care. Classes include childbirth preparation, infant care and CPR, breastfeeding, a new mothers group, parent toddler playgroup, and Becoming Big Brothers and Sisters classes. Also, free miscarriage and newborn loss support and postpartum depression support groups. info@lamazefamilycenter.org, lamazefamilycenter.org

2855 Boardwalk [map]
(734) 973-1014

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Lutheran Adoption Service (Lutheran Social Services of Michigan)

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

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


Maternal Infant Health Program (Washtenaw County Public Health Department)

Programs include maternal and infant support services, 544-9700, and supplemental food program for women, infants, and children (WIC), 544-6800. Free walk-in pregnancy testing Wed. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 544-6840. publichealth.ewashtenaw.org

555 Towner, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 544-6700


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


Michigan Doula Connection

Web-based nonprofit volunteer doula program. Provides free birth and postpartum doula services to low-income families. michigandoulaconnection.org




Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan

Pap, pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and HIV testing. Birth control, emergency contraception, abortion, prenatal care, vasectomy, colposcopy, and cryotherapy services. Sexuality education programs available. Sliding-scale fees. contact@ppmchoice.org, plannedparenthood.org/midsouthmi

3100 Professional (734-973-0710) & 2370 W. Stadium (734-929-9480) [map]


U-M Nurse-Midwifery Service

Certified nurse-midwives provide care for pregnancy and birth plus annual exams and other well-woman care. jabailey@med.umich.edu, uofmhealth.org/medical-services/nurse+midwifery


(734) 763-2311


WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) (Washtenaw County Public Health)

Programs in health and nutrition for pregnant women, new mothers, and young children. Offers supplemental food, professional nutrition education, and referrals based on health screening and assessments of need. ginbeyb@ewashtenaw.org, ewashtenaw.org (click on Public Health)

555 Towner, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 544-6800



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