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Bay of Islands, New Zealand (Miranda Hernandez)

Businesses Serving the Baby Loss & Bereaved Community

One way bereaved families may honor their grief following miscarriage, stillbirth, or other forms of child loss is by creating art or other items to support the baby loss community. These are 98 artistic businesses and services supporting the baby loss and grief community.

An open laptop on a desk with bluebonnet flowers on the right and photos of a mother and child on the left (Miranda Hernandez)

Blogs & Instagram Accounts about Child Loss & Grief

Reading other people’s experiences made me feel less alone after my son’s death. The 95 blogs listed here all have at least five blog posts, with at least one written in the past year. The Instagram accounts all have at least 2000 followers or a unique perspective on child loss or grief.

Moss-covered pond water in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Miranda Hernandez)

Facebook Groups & Online Support for Grieving Families and Bereaved Parents

One of the best means of support for bereaved parents and families is finding community with others in the same situation. This community can vary across different types of experiences and also through personal preferences such as religion. This post is a compilation of more than 100 Facebook groups providing online support to grieving parents and families.

White child's casket covered in arrangement of white daisies and bluebonnets. There are children's toys in front of the casket (Modern Lux Photography)

Planning your Baby’s Funeral or Memorial Service

Planning the funeral for a baby who died before, during, or shortly after birth is a difficult process. Not only because the death of any child is heartbreaking, but also because logistically, the typical funeral service isn’t geared towards honoring the briefest of lives. This post is a comprehensive list of choices and options in planning a funeral for your infant child.

Adrian's funeral program, a dried rose, and a card handed out at his funeral (Miranda Hernandez)

Sample Funeral Documents & Ideas for a Child’s Funeral

When I was planning Adrian’s Funeral, I found very few resources for planning the funeral of a child. As a companion to the post on “Planning a Funeral for Your Infant Child,” and in conjunction with other bereaved parents, I am providing sample funeral documents below.

"Heart on misted window"; a heart drawn on window glass, color fading from medium blue through orange into medium red (anyaberkut, Getty Images Pro)

Ways to Honor Your Deceased Child

Bereaved parents honor their children in multiple ways. This list is a compilation of 30 potential options to honor your child, with more than 100 examples provided by fellow bereaved parents.

Sea lions on the California coast (Miranda Hernandez)

Child Loss Retreats

If you have the resources, attending a retreat for parents, couples, or families who have lost children may be a valuable way to devote time and space to your child and your grief.

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