February 19, 2016

Resources

Molly Bears

Molly Bears exists to create a positive and comforting impact for families enduring any form of infant loss.

We create weighted teddy bears for families coping with any form of infant loss. MollyBears.com is here to serve as a Community of support and comfort. We’ll be here for you, we know you’ll be here for us too.

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Directory

Resources for Infertility, Termination, Pregnancy Loss, Stillbirth, and Infant Death

Return to Zero

The Return to Zero Center for Healing developed organically and as a result of the film’s positive impact. It helps others to find hope and healing after the death of their baby through outreach, educationresearch, and retreats.

Still Born Still Loved

The guild is a place for people with similar experience to come together and create change.  We are a Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild sponsoring events to raise awareness of stillbirth and raise money to support GAPPS.

We support the work of GAPPS, (Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth) whose mission is to lead a collaborative, global effort to increase awareness and accelerate innovative research and interventions that will improve maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and to decrease fetal mortality.

Angel Names Association

Financial assistance for autopsy, funeral, cemetery, monument expenses, and counseling services for families of stillborn children in all 50 states; funding for stillbirth research.

Babies Remembered

The website of bereaved mother, parent advocate, author/speaker, Sherokee Ilse (a pioneer in the baby loss world) and Associates offers so much to bereaved families and their caregivers.   Suggestions, advice, networking with others, poetry and a place to share your writings, events, education, and a well-loved online store – the Healing Hearts Shop.

Baby Loss Doula

A Baby Loss Doula™ acts as a parent’s gentle advocate and loss companion. She offers compassionate, informed support to families facing the loss of a baby in miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) administers a network of more than 7,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and 25 countries. At a family’s request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session. The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the families on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby.

TEARS Foundation

Non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. TEARS also offers support groups and peer companion program in select states.

Sweet Pea Project

The Sweet Pea Project offers comfort, support and gentle guidance to families who have experienced the death of a baby.  Sweet Pea Project Blankets have been donated to hospitals across the country and a new Book Donation Project was launched in June 2010 after the release of Stephanie’s book, Still.

Remembering Our Babies

To diligently work with local, state and national leaders to obtain a National Day of Remembrance recognizing the need for community education and awareness when a family loses a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, and/or neonatal death. While promoting the need for openness, understanding and compassion during a family’s time of grief and most importantly, allowing those who wish, to remember these children who we now hold dear.

First Candle

First Candle is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Our current priority is to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy.

Missing Grace

This site has an abundance of material to help bereaved parents in the grieving process. It provides many valuable resources: 
*Personal online support 
*Medical information to answer questions related to the cause and future prevention of stillbirth 
*Information on ways to take action in your state to promote stillbirth awareness 
*Descriptive lists of national and international support groups

Baby Angel Pics

Hollywood FotoFix Digital Studios is proud to sponsor the AngelPics Project. The AngelPics Project has been created to donate photo retouching resources to the parents and families of a stillborn baby.

You will receive two photos for no cost, it is absolutely amazing what they can do! I only have a few photos of my son that were taken about an hour after he was born. Once Baby Angel Pics removed some of the bruising, Asher looks like he did when I first held him after he was born. Truly a precious gift.

H.A.L.O
 Honoring Angels Like Owen

Honoring Angels Like Owen, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop, promote, foster, and support the spiritual and emotional needs of families who have lost a child from 20 weeks gestation up to the age of 2 years old. Honoring Angels Like Owen will strive to educate and raise public awareness regarding such loss.
(Serving the Montgomery, Alabama area)

HEALing Embrace

 HEALing Embrace helps families with financial burdens so they can focus on healing, not the stress of unexpected bills. An additional goal of HEALing Embrace is to raise awareness regarding pregnancy and infant loss, as well as introduce peers in our community who can support each other as they continue to grieve and heal.

The Ramsey Keller Memorial 

First of all, let us say how sorry we are that you are considering asking us for funds.  We know exactly how it feels to pay for a baby’s funeral arrangements and our hearts hurt for you.

(Although we wish we had the funds to cover all children’s funerals our foundation is set up to cover babies under the age of one in the state of Montana.)

MISS Foundation

The MISS Foundation is a 501 (c) 3, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. MISS also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.

MISSing Angels Bill

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

The Compassionate Friends

The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)

An initiative out of Seattle Children’s Hospital leading a collaborative, global effort to increase awareness and accelerate innovative research and interventions that will improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes around the world.