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Childbirth, Family Planning, and Adoption


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Adoption Program, (Catholic Social Services)

Support and classes for current and prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees. Infant adoption, waiting child adoption: csswashtenaw.org/waiting-child-adoption, and search and reunion services: csswashtenaw.org/newborn-adoption V, U

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


Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings

Group and private childbirth education and newborn care classes in both group and private formats, as well as new moms groups and support for families in the pregnancy and postpartum period. Instructors are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators. Many classes held at the U-M Von Voigtlander Family Center, 1540 E Hospital Dr. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com, annarborbabybeginnings.com


(734) 221-0158

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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. barbara@bfcaa.com, bfcaa.com V

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


Center for the Childbearing Year

Professional birth and postpartum doula training with certification through DONA International. Doula business development supports and online directory. Offerings for expectant parents include a comprehensive collection of online birth preparation classes. center4cby.com

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


Foster Care, (Catholic Social Services)

Foster care placement for children separated from their birth families due to abuse and/or neglect. Licensing of foster families. csswashtenaw.org/foster-care. V, U

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 971-9781, ext. 448


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 LGBTQ families. Nominal fees. info@hatw.org, hatw.org

781 Avis, #200 [map]
(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 website for details. lllaa.weebly.com


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


Lutheran Adoption Service

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, (see Samaritas)


(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


Pregnancy Counseling, (Catholic Social Services)

Licensed counseling and comprehensive services for pregnant women and parents of infants around the options of parenting, relative caregiving, and adoption. No fees. csswashtenaw.org/pregnancy-counseling V, U

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 971-9781, ext. 412 or 321




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