It is heartbreaking to lose an infant before or soon after birth. Some organizations come alongside women and families facing such significant loss to help provide services and support. Below, we have a resource list we hope is helpful for any who are experiencing the loss of their young loved one.
Caskets for infants
The Trappist monks offer caskets for families experiencing infant loss: https://trappistcaskets.com/trappist-home-page-covid/.
The Marie Claire Project provides caskets for tragically miscarried babies before viability: https://www.maryclaireproject.com/.
How to Build a Casket for an Infant https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dz1mFBfu2Z1fdpjN_m5XQe_14EyoTGZe/view?fbclid=IwAR1PzGx7qBD7bR-HcHDQyqgjS1GHEr8K8YI-ap1P6PCqf72bjIxeiFw9kow
St. Andrew’s Caskets & Coffins https://www.orthodoxlockhart.org/blank-page
Many Catholic cemeteries offer free burial plots for infants. We suggest you contact the closest Diocese to discover what is available in your local area. Many offer information on their websites, such as this one – https://www.hcccem.org/services/unborn-babies#:~:text=It’s%20a%20time%20when%20many,and%20compassion%20for%20their%20parents.
Little Souls at Rest Foundation Helps with the burial of unborn babies. https://www.littlesoulsatrest.com/
Alicia Renee Foundation Financial Assistance with burial costs from infant loss. https://aliciareneefoundation.org/index.html
Heaven’s Gain Ministries Provides caskets, free support services, and urns https://heavensgain.org/
Raphael’s Refuge – Provides a memorial in honor of babies who have died due to miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, or infant death. https://www.raphaelsrefuge.org/
Photos of Your Child
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Photography during infant loss. https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/
Disability Diagnosis Support
Support, information & encouragement for carrying to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis, and support for raising your child with special needs after birth: www.PRENATALPARTNERSforLIFE.org.
Be Not Afraid
Catholic ministry and support during complicated pregnancies. Not based in Dallas but will work with local resources for services that need to be local. https://benotafraid.net/
Prenatal Diagnosis https://prenataldiagnosis.org/
Labor of Hope Pregnancy support during complicated pregnancies. http://www.laborofhope.org/
Able Speaks Local support group for pregnancies where there is a life-limiting diagnosis. https://abelspeaks.org/
Infant Loss Support
MEND Support group after infant loss https://www.mend.org/
Hope Mommies Support group after infant loss https://hopemommies.org/
Caring Cradle allows families who thought they would spend a lifetime with their loved baby, time to say goodbye and create memories in a respectable way.Comfort Innovations LLC – Home of the Caring Cradle
Angel Gown Program https://nicuhelpinghands.org/programs/angel-gown-program/
Rachel’s Gift This looks to provide infant burial gowns to hospitals but also has a list of grief services for parents. https://www.rachelsgift.org/burial-gowns.html