Christian Support Organizations

National Support Organizations

U.K. Support Organizations

International Support Organizations

Online Support







Christian Support Organizations

 
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
May be able to help you find a Christian counselor in your area.

Angel Babies Forever Loved
Angel Babies Forever Loved, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation established to support grieving parents of infants. Whether from miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or SIDS, we all share in the loss of our babies.

Beloved Angels Memorial Portraits
Losing a baby or child is the most painful thing a parent can go through. In the case of babies born sleeping, often compounded to this pain is the lack of a picture of their baby. Many stillborn pictures are difficult for others to look at and a grieving mother may even experience censure when she tries to show the only picture of her baby she has. I offer pictures to these mothers and fathers. Pictures they can show to their friends without fear. And I offer them for free so every parent that wants one can have one. These services are not limited to babies and children, however. I want to reach out to everyone that is grieving. Whether you've lost a child, a parent or grandparent, your husband or wife, a sibling, or a friend - anyone you love - I will make you a portrait of your angel and pray for healing for those still here. If you've lost someone you love, ask for your portrait today! Beloved Angels relies on donations to offer their portraits of no cost to bereaved families and friends.

Be Not Afraid.net
An outreach to parents with a poor prenatal diagnosis.

Caleb Ministries
A Christian ministry offering help for women who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, or are post-abortive.

Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS)
May be able to help you find a Christian counselor in your area.

Cristin's Prayer
This is a wonderful online support group for families who are mourning children from a loss of 20 or more week's gestation, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS or death of a child up to 1 year of age. Please note that it does not matter how long ago your loss was-the only requirement is the need of love & support of those who care.

HEALING HEARTS for Bereaved Parents
"Dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents whose child has died. The volunteers at HEALING HEARTS are here to help. We have known the pain that the death of a child brings. We have struggled with and worked on our grief and finally have made peace with that grief. Our purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and most of all hope to all bereaved parents. Parents who have lost a child as a result of miscarriage or stillbirth are equally welcome as those who have lost children to illness, accident or violence."

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.)
M.E.N.D. is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and offer a way to share experiences and information through meetings, the bi-monthly newsletter, and our Internet web site. They are based in Dallas/Fort worth and have chapters in NW Arkansas and Kansas.

The Mysterious Miscarriage
We believe that family and friends should have information concerning knowledge of miscarriages and empathy for the parents experiencing a miscarriage. If the support system is not empathetic of the grieving mother and father it could stunt the healing process for them.
The Mysterious Miscarriage Sisterhood was created to assist in the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all who faced the trauma of a miscarriage. There is a lack of awareness and sensitivity regarding miscarriage. Some people have not had the opportunity to grieve or find peace from a loss from 30 years ago, 10 years ago, or even a year ago.
Our ministry is dedicated to filling the void with suggestions and opportunities for meaningful services, memorials, tools, and in a multi-faceted outreach, for families, friends, religious leaders, and other organizations.
It is now up to the Christian community to rise up together and shine brightly for families to see there is a place to receive comfort after a loss of a baby from a miscarriage.

Operation Angel
One of the goals of Operation Angel is to enlighten and inform friends and family on ways to minister to someone who has lost a baby, as well as help those of you who have experienced such a loss receive comfort and healing.

Umbrella Ministries
Umbrella Ministries is a non-denominational ministry, with the sole mission to offer comfort, hope, and encouragement to mothers who have suffered the loss of a child.

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National Support Organizations

A Blog for Father's When a Baby Dies
My wife, Monica, and I suffered the full-term stillbirth of our second child, Kathleen. While that was a number of years ago, I have stayed connected to the issue through my writing and speaking on the topic of father's grief following the death of an infant. I, like many men, had trouble talking about my feelings after my daughter's death. I'm hoping this blog might be a place for dads to share their thoughts about what they are experiencing and find support from other dads.

A Heart to Hold
Our mission is to offer comfort to families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss by creating and sharing the gift of a weighted handmade heart which can help ease "empty arms."

All That Love Can Do
A resource for families who are carrying, or have lost, a baby with a fatal condition.

Angel Teddy Bear Foundation
We are a group of people that deliver teddy bears to hospitals to moms and dads that have had a loss. We are a non profit organization.

A Place to Remember
Uplifting support resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of baby including infertility, bedrest, preterm birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death and SIDS.

BabySteps
The BabySteps Children's Fund is a non-profit organization offering information and support to bereaved parents and children suffering the loss of a child. This site has a Bereavement Sharing Room, Remembrance Rooms for the Bereaved - places to put up memories of loved ones that are no longer with us, and Bereavement Resource Rooms. They have a really good list of Dos and Don'ts for what to say and not to say to someone whose baby has died.

Brooke's Place For Grieving Young People, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN support groups for young people and college age (age 3-20+) who have experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, friend or loved one.

Calvin's Hats
Offering tiny hats that fit babies 16-25 weeks gestation - offered at no cost to parents who have lost a child or know they will be delivering a child too early.

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope was founded in July of 2010, as a place for survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss to come together, share their stories and their faces, connect with others who have been through similar experiences, feel "normal," and know they are not alone.
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope includes hundreds of real stories of pregnancy/infant loss, categorized and searchable by subject and keyword, a blog directory, helpful resources, including an area specifically for friends and family, ways to get involved in making a difference, and much more.

Faith's Lodge
The mission of Faith's Lodge is to provide a place where parents and families facing the serious illness or death of a child can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present, and build hope for the future.

The Compassionate Friends
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. Our meetings are open to all family members who are grieving the death of a child. There is no religious affiliation and no dues or fees. There are a free chapter lending library and a free monthly newsletter. We offer a safe place for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings to meet and talk freely about your child and your grief issues. No one is required to speak, but non-judgmental listening is expected.

The Grief Watch
Site was created to provide bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.

Growth House
This is the Growth House web site area dealing with grief related to pregnancy and infant death. This award-winning web site is an international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues.

HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death)
Grief support and information for parents and relatives of those who've lost a child before, during or after pregnancy, through stillborn, miscarriage, SIDS, or other causes. We are a non-profit organization based in Northern California and the Central Valley. Information for medical professionals is also provided.

Heavenly Angels in Need
Based in Oregon, this organization provides help for babies in need working with volunteers who make memory boxes and make knit, crocheted or sewn things for babies who need to keep their heads warm or clothing for babies who passed away (burial gowns etc.) This organization was also created for families who lost a baby or a child and they have a special message board, resources, and memorials.

Hygeia
Hygeia...An Online Journal for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss - A New Resource for Women's Health and Healing. Hygeia is devoted to the subject matter of grieving and loss as it pertains to pregnancy loss, genetic complications, miscarriage, neonatal loss and other life-threatening illnesses.

IRIS ~ Infants Remembered In Silence, Inc.
Offering parents, families, friends and professionals support, education and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness and all other types of infant and early childhood death.

National Council of Jewish Women
Pregnancy Loss Support Program (PLSP)for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Newborn Death. PLSP volunteers offer nationwide telephone counseling and New York metropolitan area support groups to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death as well as to those who are pregnant after a loss.

Pregnancy Journeys After Loss
A site for the sharing of resources for families coping with pregnancy loss AND pregnancy after loss. Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss, published by WovenWord Press is available through this site.

Pregnancy Loss Info.com
At this site you will find information and a place to come in your dark and frightened hours. The special features of the site focuses on topics concerning causes of miscarriage, to prevention, to when to try again for a new pregnancy.

Remembering Our Babies ~ October 15th
The Official Site of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Remembering Our Babies was created to provide support, education and awareness for those who are suffering or may know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a still birth, or the loss of an infant. We hope that we can help you by giving you and all of the other parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, and friends a special day of remembrance. This special day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance is October 15th of every year.

Star Legacy Foundation for Stillbirth Research and Education
The Star Legacy Foundation was started by family and friends of Garrett Jamison Wimmer, stillborn on July 31, 2004. Thousands of families in the United States endure this pain every year. We believe these are preventable tragedies. Our focus is to raise money and awareness so that better technology, education, and research are available to families and health care providers. Funds raised by Star Legacy Foundation support stillbirth research projects. The Star Legacy Foundation was started to honor the memory of one of these special stillborn angels. Today, our efforts recognize many precious stars who have left their own legacies.

Stillbirth Support
A website offering resources, support groups and obituaries to those who have been through or have been affected by stillbirth.

Stillbirthday
The first is a pregnancy loss website, that provides support THROUGH the process of loss, including explanations, birth methods, birth plans, and professional support (doulas) who can be present during the process.

Three Little Angels Foundation
Founded after the premature delivery and death of our triplets, we work to help educate nurses and hospital staff from a parent's perspective on loss how to help us, and also give kits to families to help them make memories with their babies in the hospital before saying goodbye. We also have enormous resource listings on our website.

UNITE, Inc. Grief Support
They provide grief support services to families following the loss of their baby due to stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and early infant death. They are located in the Philadelphia, PA area.

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U.K. Support Organizations

 
Babyloss.com
Babyloss is a UK-based resource of information and support for bereaved parents and their families who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or due to neonatal death. The organization was established in 2000, and is run by a small team of volunteer administrators and forum moderators.

Childhood Bereavement Network
You can find details of open-access services for bereaved children in your area through this on-line Directory. The services in this Directory can be contacted for information, guidance and support by anyone caring for or working with a bereaved child or young person (i.e. a parent, teacher or GP) and, in most instances, by the bereaved child themselves.

Facing Bereavement
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy, but it can be even harder when it feels impossible to talk about the emotional or practical issues that accompany such a loss. Working through grief, arranging final affairs and honouring the memories of loved ones are all easier when when the bereaved feels informed and supported.

HeartLine
A voluntary organization set up to offer help and support to children with heart disorders and their families regardless of how slight or severe the condition may be.

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
SANDS is a self-help organization in the United Kingdom with a network of over 200 groups and contacts. Their purpose is to befriend and support bereaved parents and their families, who have suffered a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their concern is to help any bereaved parent who gets in touch and to improve services for all bereaved parents, their family and friends.

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International Support Organizations

 
AGAST
An internationally recognized non-profit (501(c)3) organization with peer contacts throughout the United States, and active grandparents in ten countries. Staffed entirely by volunteer grandparents, AGAST responds to "new" bereaved grandparents with information packets, personal contact, and remembrance cards.

Angel Whispers
Angel Whispers is a Canadian non-profit group that provides support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby shortly after birth or during pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancy support is also provided. Services include: quarterly newsletter, birth certificates, support groups, care packages and email support.

Compassionate Friends National Office
The Compassionate Friends, Inc. (TCF) is an international self-help, mutual assistance organization offering friendship, support and understanding to any parent who has experienced the death of a child, no matter what the age (infancy through adult) or cause of their death. There are chapters throughout the US as well as several other countries.

Group B Strep International
The mission of Group B Strep International (GBSI) is to promote international awareness and prevention of Group B Strep disease in babies before birth through early infancy. Our goal is to be a central resource for GBS information in a variety of languages for both the general public and medical professionals. The scope of our mission includes actively supporting the GBS awareness and prevention efforts of individuals and organizations on a community or national level.

Mothers In Sympathy & Support (M.I.S.S.)
M.I.S.S. is a grass roots organization dedicated to supporting parents one to one after the death of an infant or young child. Referrals to peer contacts and ancillary organizations offered. Grief workshops are available for professionals who work with families during and after the death of their child.

SANDS Australia
SANDS Australia is a voluntary self-help organization comprised in the main, of parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or within days of birth.

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Online Support

 
CHD-UK
Congenital Heart Defects affect 1 in every 100 babies that are born. In order to bring Families, Friends and Sufferers together, this list has been set up for families and sufferers of CHD within the United Kingdom. Here, you are free to discuss medical matters, concerns and ask questions of one another. This group is not affiliated with any other support group.

The GRACE Group for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support (PILS)
For individuals who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss from early losses up to a year after a baby is born. This includes: ectopic, molar, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS and birth defects.
This GRACE Group is moderated by  Missing GRACE Foundation staff and volunteers.

GriefNet
An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. We have 55 email support groups and two web sites, including kidsaid.com.

In Hopes of Conceiving GRACE Group
For individuals who are in the midst of the emotional roller coaster of infertility or who have had an early pregnancy loss.
This GRACE Group is moderated by Missing GRACE Foundation volunteers.

Stepping Stones Discussion Forums
The particpants of the forums are invited to post questions, share experiences, and offer helpful information and encouragement.

The GRACE Group for Pregnancy and Parenting after Loss Support (PPALS)
is available for parents looking for support during a subsequent pregnancy after a loss and/or for support in the journey of parenting after a loss.
This GRACE Group is moderated by  Missing GRACE Foundation staff and volunteers.



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