Upcoming Events

Run for the Angels 5k

April 22, 2017
Registration open at 7:30AM
Race starts at 9:00AM
9 Mile Road East of Woodward
Parking: just off E Troy St

Donations

Angel Kisses t-shirts and sweatshirts are available in sizes S-XXL. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Ashley at ashleyinclima@angelkisses.org

2016 Fundraiser

Resources

Blogs

Baby Dekar is the story of a baby boy born with Trisomy 18 and hypo-plastic left heart syndrome. Here you will also find sample memorial cards/birth announcements, sample infant obituaries, and information on preserving memories.

Dear Stevie is written by Kristin Cook, founder of the Faces of Loss website/blog. Here she writes letters to her baby girl (Stevie) who was stillborn at 26 weeks due to blood clots in her umbilical cord. Also included are letters to her “rainbow baby” (Elliott)!

Faces of Loss Putting a face on miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. Includes stories, information for friends and family, and a large collection of resources for support.

JACK at RANDOM is written by a father! Josh’s wife, Kari, was 38 weeks pregnant with their second daughter when a tragic accident resulted in baby Margot’s stillbirth. They have since welcomed their third child, a boy named Leo.

Still Breathing–Living the healing life after grief and loss.

still life 365 is a unique art project for, about and by mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles and friends who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. still life 365 posts pieces of art by anyone exploring grief through creativity.

Still Standing In the face of loss and infertility, our mission is to show the world that we are still standing. Holding fast to resilience and hope. Our mission is to help you embrace life for everything that it is after experiencing the loss of a child or infertility.

Bereavement Support

Angels In Heaven Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry dedicated to sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with families who have suffered the loss of loved one, particularly that of a child. This site also offers memory keepsake items for sale.

BabySteps provides help for kids, adults and professionals, which includes many stories and memorials, do’s and don’t, recommended readings, an extensive resource page, and much more.

The Bump Loss Board is a support forum for those who have experienced the loss of a child, at any stage. Here you will also find support forums for Trying to Conceive After Loss, Pregnant After A Loss, and many more.

Carly Marie Project Heal Articles for bereaved parents, friends and family. Includes photography, important dates and inspiration for those who are making their way through grief after the loss of a child.

Glow in the Woods is an open forum blog for parents of lost babies. Here you can post and read stories.

Grief Share is a website dedicated to providing grief support. Here you can search for grief support groups and seminars in your area, sign up for daily email messages, and take part in daily reading and self-help exercises. There is also a section on the Bible and loss.

Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND) provides information for friends and family on how to act and what to say around people who have experienced a loss. Here you will also find a resource section with a list of support groups, as well as books, websites and newsletters.

Honored Babies provides support and information to families that have experienced the loss of a baby. Here you will find on-line chat groups, a resource center, as well as articles, poetry and other reading material.

The Hygeia Foundation provides programs to educate, counsel and support families who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child. Here you will find message boards, email and phone support, a list of support groups in the state of CT, and other related news information.

Infants Remembered in Silence (IRIS) offers bereavement support packets, phone support and clothing sets to people nationwide, as well as several additional resources to those living in the Fairbault, MN area. Here you will also find many stories, quote and poems; information on how to create memories; and many other helpful resources.

Looking Ahead Bereaved Parents Support Group For parents who have experienced a perinatal loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Focuses on coping with a loss and gives participants an opportunity to gain support from others who have shared the same experience. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

The Lost Ones (NZ) is a New Zealand-based support site with forums, chat rooms, a photo album to share pictures, and candles for parents and loved ones to light in honor of their lost baby.

The M.I.S.S. Foundation offers a plethora of information for the grieving family. The site discusses options for burial and memorializaton, provides support networks, offers grief counseling, and has several forums. The website also offers live chat groups.

Pregnant After a Loss Support Group is a support group through Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital that provides a place for families who are expecting after a loss to discuss their experiences. Groups meet the first Monday of every month.

Remembering Your Child A free eBook for babylost parents provided by Still Standing.

Sufficient Grace is a nonprofit Christian-based organization that offers support to families and friends of families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. The website offers links to other web resources, such as the founder’s blog. For a small donation, there are items that for purchase to help remember the child who was lost.

The Sweet Pea Project offers comfort, support and gentle guidance to families who have experienced the death of a baby. Sweet Pea Project Blankets have been donated to hospitals across the country and a new Book Donation Project was launched in June 2010 after the release of Stephanie's book, Still.

Tiny Purpose is a Christian-based organization that provides support to families who experience pregnancy loss in S.W. Michigan and Northern Ohio. Here you will find information on their monthly support group in Adrian, MI, as well as their annual walk, annual luncheon, one-on-one support and more.

Books

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair after the tragedy of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. This book strives to cover many different kinds of loss.

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination is a powerful, inspiring memoir written by Elizabeth McCracken. In Elizabeth’s ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. The company of this remarkable book will help you go on as she ultimately did.

A Guide for Fathers is a non-flowery pocket-sized guide that lays out the basic information that a man needs to know when his child dies, including chapters on “The Early Hours”, “The Arrangements”, “Going Home”, “Back to Work” and so much more.

Parenthood Lost is written by Dr. Michael Berman, who shares insights from his experiences helping parents deal with their grief and unravels the confusing genetic and medical causes of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. The book includes original poetry, firsthand stories told by parents, and articles describing genetic and medical disorders.

Pregnancy After A Loss is a guide to pregnancy after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Written by a woman who experienced a successful pregnancy after the loss of her first baby, it is filled with up-to-date medical information and can help women cope with their anxiety.

A Silent Sorrow has long been considered the “bible” for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss. It is well organized, easily accessible, and filled with practical suggestions for each topic it covers.

Still is a collection of honest artwork and writings from the heart of grieving mother, Stephanie Cole. When her daughter died of unknown causes one week after her due date, she faced her loss head-on, using creative expression as a tool to navigate her way through the intensity of her emotions.

They Were Still Born is a collection of new essays, where mothers, fathers and grandparents each share their firsthand experiences with stillbirth. Selections answer many of the medical questions families have in the wake of a stillbirth, and the latest research on this devastating loss and how it might be prevented.

Trying Again lessens the uncertainties about pregnancy after loss by providing facts to help you determine if you and your partner are emotionally ready for another pregnancy. It also imparts essential advice about preparing and planning for another baby when you decide the time is right.

Memorials/Photography/Gifts

American Child Charity Photographers Guild is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization of photographers who will provide complimentary portrait sessions to families of critically ill or extremely premature newborns, or early infant loss at any age.

The Angel Pics Project donates photo-retouching resources for stillborn or mortally ill babies. Artists will remove bruising, tubes, and other medical equipment, and will make the image look more natural and easier to look at and share. This service is intended for full or near term photographs.

Christian’s Beach Request to have your angel child's name written and photographed on the beach in Australia at sunset.

Christian’s Footprints Bereaved mom offers low-cost window decals that can be personalized with your baby’s name and date of birth. Proceeds donated to other child-loss nonprofits.

Drawn by Debbie I create pencil portraits from your photographs. All of my work is hand drawn and custom designed with warmth and charm.

Fran’s Candles offers custom memorial candles for sale.

Heartprints Photo Retouching is a digital photo retouching service for families who have lost a baby to stillbirth or prematurely. Here you will also find a resource page, with a separate section for Christian resources.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a volunteer organization that provides gentle and beautiful photography services before, during and after pregnancy and infant loss. All services are free of charge. Here you will also find a family forum with multiple chat boards, and a plethora of other information and resources.

Portraits by Dana creates artistic pencil portraits of babies and children of all ages, including memorial portraits that will provide you with a likeness of what your baby may have looked like without tubes, full-term, etc.

Sympathy Solutions is a for-profit company specializing in memorial and sympathy gifts, including free e-cards, poetry and articles, and tasteful memorial gifts. This site is not specific to the loss of a baby.

Other

Be Not Afraid is an online outreach to parents who have received poor or difficult prenatal diagnosis. Here you will find many stories, articles, and links, which are broken down by prenatal diagnosis.

Billy Donovan’s Secret Sorrow is an incredible story of a special bond between 3 men (all head coaches) who all lost babies. It is a long article, but a must read, as it talks about loss from the man’s point of view.

Heaven’s Gain specializes in providing small baby caskets and burial products for families suffering the loss of a child through miscarriage or early stillbirth.

International Stillbirth Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to promote growth of bereavement programs and research to reduce the occurrence of stillbirth. Here you will find research, resources and publications on stillbirth and stillbirth prevention.

Tiny Heartbeats offers free rental of a fetal heartbeat Doppler to pregnant women who have previously lost a pregnancy. This non-profit organization will send the Doppler 12 weeks after a confirmation and a prescription have been ordered from the woman’s doctor.