"Life is a circle, of giving love and being loved, of giving care and receiving care, a circle of unending compassion,"
from the book, Giving Care, Taking Care, S. Ilse
Thank you for offering your compassion and care to families in need. If you didn’t care, you wouldn’t do this work and you wouldn’t need to visit our site. Bless you for the important gifts you give parents who face the most devastating tragedy, the death of their child.
Do you ever feel helplessness and confusion about your role? Like many, you may feel you have enough experience to get a taste of what is going on and what you can be doing, yet you may feel inadequate given the depth of need and the importance of ‘doing’ this right with families.
You realize they only get one chance to experience their baby 'well'; there are no ‘do-overs’. How will you insure that they get your very best, as you help them minimize their regrets and maximize their memories with their baby and their family?
Do you wonder what to say or not to say? Do you wish you had a toolbox full of specific ideas for supporting families with lots of ideas to honor and commemorate their precious baby who has died. Are you looking for some specific resources? Is it expected that you are to do this work with few hours and limited resources?
Even if you have had the training and experience that helps you give comprehensive care, you may still have needs and concerns. You may wonder where to get some special books, audio-visuals, gifts, or mementos, or additional education. Or maybe you want to know about the organizations that offer funeral/grave marker financial support. You may like to be kept current on what is happening in the perinatal loss world in regards to research, new ideas, films, new literature or projects, or even legislation. You will find much of that on our site.
Within our site, you will find many practical and time-tested thoughts, ideas, suggestions, literature, resources, and bits of wisdom.
We also invite you to be an Angel Watcher—people who send us recommended resources and ideas that are not presently on our site. Thank you for helping us improve.
On our site you will find