The TEARS Foundation is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. Many of the founders

and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach

out in this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow.

Angel Names Association
The Angel Names Association is a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), charitable organization dedicated to assisting

families of stillborn children through programs designed to provide financial assistance for end-of-life

expenses and counseling services, and funding for stillbirth research.

Friends of Maddie Foundation

The Friends of Maddie Foundation provides financial assistance to families who are suffering financial

hardship due to the loss of a child.

Hayden's Helping Hands

Hayden's Helping Hands is a foundation of the Charitable Partnership Fund, dedicated to financially assist parents with medical expenses after the birth of a stillborn baby.

Kelly Ryan Foundation

Providing burial costs to families nationwide, grieving pregnancy or infant loss.

Compassionate Friends
Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico, the Compassionate Friends
has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

GriefShare: Grief Recovery Support
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.
GriefShare seminars and support groups come highly recommended by some of our

SIDS families. See their website for groups that meet across the US.

Hospice of Spokane
Hospice of Spokane has a wonderful support group for parents that have lost a child

and offer a separate one for children grades 1-12 along with a summer camp.

MISS Foundation
Support for Stillborn, Miscarriage and Infant Death   

Bereaved Parents of the USA
Supports bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents by holding monthly chapter meetings, educating on the grieving process, providing a national newsletter, and more.

Children’s Bereavement Center
Provides free Peer Support Groups for children, young adults, and adult caregivers after the death of a loved one.

The March of Dimes
Funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. You will also find a great many resources on their site including ones related to complications and child loss.

Preemie Parent Alliance
Represents organizations that provide support to parents of preemies as well as provides NICU and preemie-related resources.

Hand to Hold
Carefully matches seasoned parents of preemies with parents in need of support. These peer-to-peer relationships offer the chance to receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience of preterm birth, life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a child born with special health care needs, loss of pregnancy and/or infant loss.

                              Trisomy 18 Foundation Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards syndrome, is a condition which is caused by a error in cell                          division, known as meiotic disjunction.  When this happens,  instead of the normal pair, an extra chromosome 18 results                

                           (a triple) in the developing baby and disrupts the normal pattern of development in significant ways that can be life-threatening, even before birth.  A Trisomy 18 error occurs in about 1 out of every 2500 pregnancies in the United States and 1 in 6000 live births.  The numbers of total births is much higher because it includes significant numbers of stillbirths that occur in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. [Purple Chromosome] Unlike Down syndrome, which also is caused by an extra chromosome, the developmental issues caused by Trisomy 18 are associated with more medical complications that are more potentially life-threatening in the early months and years of life.  Studies have shown that only 50% of babies who are carried to term will be born alive, and baby girls will have higher rates of live birth than baby boys.

Sunshine After the Storm

This book is filled with personal stories of loss with a touch of inspiration. You get every possible scenerio in this book, from moms who have been there and lived through it. After reading this book, you will no longer feel alone.

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child
A book sharing the story of nine mothers who each lost a child and met in a support group. They give comfort and direction to bereaved parents in a chorus of supportive voices.

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
A moving and remarkable memoir about the sudden death of a daughter, surviving grief, and learning to love again.

Online Guide to grief

Do you knit, crochet, or sew? 

*if you have a wedding dress to donate, our volunteers will turn it into memory gowns or buntings.

Israel Lincoln White

Sunshine After the Storm:

A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother pdf.

NILMDTS aims to offer every family experiencing the death of a baby the healing power of remembrance. The Mission of NILMDTS is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.


Memory Boxes may include: Journal, bereavement gown, handmade beanie and booties, candle and lighter, picture frame, etc..


  • Blankets
  • beanies/hats
  • journal/diaries
  • stuffed animals
  • tissues packs
  • disposable cameras
  • picture frames/photo albums
  • hand/foot molds
  • candles/lighters
  • memory boxes
  • angel gowns/wraps

Mother's Day is an important milestone for any Mother,  for moms who have no child to hold on this day, is exceptionally hard.

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Help Heaven Sent recognize the courage, and strength of these  moms by donating $10 today.

Just $10 will cover the cost for 2 of these  very special necklaces, to be included in 2 separate memory boxes.

If you have lost a child...

Spokane Gives

Mini grant project 2018