Parenting

Mothers' Rooms

The Medical School has eight Mothers' Rooms where breastfeeding mothers can go to feed their babies or pump breast milk. The rooms are located in the following places:

University Campus: S6-100A and S6-100B - both locations are equipped with a hospital grade Medela pump; mothers must bring their own accessories.  NEW ROOM COMING SOON LATE SPRING OF 2013

South Street Campus: Two private spaces located on the second floor of building 1-SHR 1-2, both spaces are equipped with a hospital grade Medela pump; mothers must bring their own accessories.

Worcester State Hospital: BB2-204, contact Christine Bibeault, x62648

Biotech IV: B4-314C, Contact Denise Maclachlan, x68773 to schedule a time. This location is equipped with a hospital grade Medela pump; mothers must bring their own accessories.

Schrafft Building, Boston: Office 3.635- To Schedule a time, call x56200 or 617-886-8200

MBL, Mattapan II Building: Room 2034

For more information about the Mothers' Rooms click here.

Adoption

Adoption Assistance

UMMS provides financial assistance of $1,000 on a per child, per family basis for certain IRS qualified adoption expenses. Adoption Assistance is available for non-unit employees who are benefit eligible. Qualified expenses include attorney fees, court costs, adoption fees and traveling expenses. To apply for the reimbursement, click here (for UMass Medical School internal use only).

Other Adoption Resources

Adoption Community of New England
Evan B. Donaldson Institute 
Joint Council on International Children’s Services
Mass Adoption Resource Exchange
Rainbow Kids
Tapestry Books

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