Resources for Bereaved Parents

Please explore this page to find resources for bereaved parents to navigate the loss of a child. If you are in search of something you do not see on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to get you connected to the right resource for you.


Connect with bereaved parents like you based on similar experiences.

Funeral Planning

How to plan a funeral for a child, find a funeral home and/or cemetery, and plan your child’s ceremony.

Suicide Prevention

Visit the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org or call or text 988.

Sibling Support

Find resources and guides to both explain the loss of a child and help your other children cope with the loss of their sibling.

Lactation Support

Many moms are breastfeeding when their child passes away. Find out how to wean and what to do with your milk.

Grief

Grief comes with a variety of emotions and feelings. You’re not alone. Find out what other bereaved parents are going through with you.

Retreat

An opportunity for parents to let their guard down and discuss the the common thoughts and feelings that accompany the loss of a child.

Podcasts

Explore podcasts on the topic of child loss. Hear from parents, as well as experts who help care for them.

Books on Grief and Child Loss

Find books on child loss to help you better understand the grief process and learn about similar stories to your own.

Counseling Resources

How to find a therapist who is experienced in child loss and insurance information.

Support Groups

Find a support group of other bereaved parents that best fits your needs.

Child Loss Statistics

Statistics to increase awareness on how common child loss is even in the United States.

Child Loss in Movies, TV, Music and Sports

Child loss impacts everyone across all walks of life. Peruse child loss in TV, music and sports to see how unfortunately universal grief is.

Living & Loving After Child Loss Blog

The Balancing Act

By Becca Kohn, Sammi’s Mom

Never Thought I Would Need Therapy

By Lara Gillham, Jackson’s Mom

My Numbers Don’t Add Up

By Becca Kohn, Sammi’s Mom

Nick McGeehon with His Children

My Choice

By Nick McGeehon, Everly’s Dad

Sarah's Dad Holding His Grandson, Brecken

Feeling Grateful While Grieving

By Sarah Kariniemi, Brecken’s Mom

Our Children’s Stories

Kyle Mertens Holding His Daughter Ella Mertens

When Loss Changes Everything: Ella’s Story

By Kyle Mertens, Ella’s Dad

Lindsey Hand

Lindsey’s Story

By Lester Hand, Lindsey’s Dad

Sarah holding her son Cam with her husband Isaac

Keeping Cam’s Memory Alive

By Sarah Shields, Cam’s Mom

Betty Holding Her Daughter Ella

Better Because of Ella

By Betty Mertens, Ella’s Mom

Sarah Playing With Her Son Brecken

Our Journey with Brecken

By Sarah Kariniemi, Brecken’s Mom