Bereaved Parents USA
Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a nationwide organization designed to
aid and support bereaved parents and their families who are struggling to survive
their grief after the death of a child. Any bereaved parent, sibling or grandparent
is eligible to become a member of BP/USA.
P O Box 95
Park Forest, Illinois 60466
Fax: (708) 748-9184
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization
with nearly 600 chapters, offering friendship, understanding, and hope to families
grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious
affiliation. Find local chapters by state with the Compassionate
Friends Chapter Locator
Is a nonprofit site, incorporated in the hope that the bereaved will find release
and comfort and in the hope that the families and friends of the bereaved will
learn from us...This is a beautiful and poignant example of how very good things
can come from the worst of all human experiences.
HAND.org - Helping After
A California non-profit corporation, founded to help parents, their families
and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or
after birth. HAND is a resource network of parents, professionals, and supportive
volunteers offering a variety of services throughout Northern California and
the Central Valley. There are no fees for services.
H.A.N.D. [Houston's Aid
in Neonatal Death Supporting Houston, Texas area families in the wake of
miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death since 1978. Monthly meetings, and
parent-to-parent telephone support line (call 832-752-1919), information and
IRIS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to
offering support, education and resources to parents, families,
friends and professionals on the death of a child in early pregnancy
(miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, etc) or from
stillbirth, premature birth, neo-natal death, birth defects,
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness, accidents, and
all other types of infant & early childhood death.
The Missing GRACE Organization offers pregnancy and infant loss support
as well as support for those struggling with infertility and those
that are pursuing adoption. Additionally, we strive to educate
mothers about their role in stillbirth prevention in their own
An article from a clinic in the UK about miscarriage, what to expect and how
Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.)
M.E.N.D. is a Christian not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach
out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant
death. Their mission is to offer a way to share experiences and information.
They hold two commemorative ceremonies each year, have a bi-monthly newsletter,
and host a variety of support groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
They also have chapters in NW Arkansas, Kansas, Houston, Texarkana, and
The National Organization of
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
POMC provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other
survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote a healthy
resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief, but
with the criminal justice system as well. The staff of the National Headquarters
of POMC will assist any survivor and, if possible, link that survivor with others
in the same vicinity who have survived their loved one's murder. In addition,
the staff is available to provide individual assistance, support and advocacy.
The staff will also help interested parents or immediate family members form
a chapter of POMC in their community.
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.
We believe these images serve as an important step in the
family's healing process by honoring their child's legacy.
Sometimes the difficult emotions don't surface until years after the abortion.
Distress after an abortion is often connected to another unresolved painful event
in your life. Men may also experience emotional or spiritual distress related
to their partner's abortion. This web site is meant to introduce you to an ongoing
Twinless Twins Support
"To serve in support of twins (all multiple births) who suffer from
the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement,
or in-utero loss. If you're not a twin, but you are the parent, sibling,
or spouse of a twinless twin who in turn struggles with how to support
the surviving twin in your family, we're here for you, too."
Resources in Australia
Is a voluntary self-help organisation comprised in the main of parents who
have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or
within days of birth. SANDS provides support, both immediate and on-going,
from other parents who have experienced these losses. Sharing with others
who have suffered similar experiences can assist parents to work through
the often intense grief which follows the death of a baby.
Compassionate Friends of Western Australia
The Compassionate Friends is an international organisation offering
friendship and hope to bereaved parents. The purposes are to support
and aid parents in the positive resolution of the grief experienced
upon the death of their child, and to foster the physical and emotional
health of bereaved parents and siblings and grandparents. The secondary
purpose is to provide information and education about bereaved parents
and siblings. The objective is to help those in their community, including
family, friends, employers, co-workers and professionals, to be supportive.
Twin Loss - Specialising in Twin Loss Educational
Resources The main aim of the organisation
is to break down the massive wall of fear and
ignorance surrounding grief, and to replace it
with love and understanding. Although modern society
seems to have greatly progressed in its more positive
attitude towards bereavement care, attention to
multiple pregnancy loss issues is still lagging
behind. Murraylands Twin Loss was instrumental
in working on an Australia wide project to place ‘multiple
pregnancy loss awareness kits’ into hospitals
with obstetrics units, in an attempt to better
educate medical professionals on the unique needs
of families who lose a twin/triplet/quadruplet.