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Title: Planning a Funeral for Your Infant Child | overlaid on image of daisies and bluebonnets on Adrian's casket (Modern Lux Photography)

Planning a Funeral for Your Infant Child

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.

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Adrian's funeral program and flowers (Miranda Hernandez)

Sample Funeral Documents & Ideas

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.

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Street art in Victoria, British Columbia (Miranda Hernandez)

Ways to Honor Your Child

Bereaved parents honor their children in multiple ways. This list is a compilation of potential options to honor your child. 

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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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Street art in Victoria, British Columbia (Miranda Hernandez)

Helpful Links

Helpful links for bereaved parents

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