“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them.”
- President Ronald Reagan, 1988
Funeral Directors are faced with a major challenge; while no death is “better” or “worse” than another, having to arrange a funeral for a baby or child can be quite devastating. Parents will rely heavily on funeral directors and in many cases funeral directors are instrumental in beginning the family’s healing process. The Baby 1st Network is working to develop tools that can assist in helping parents who have experienced the loss of an infant. It is our hope to join in partnership with funeral homes across our region in an effort to ensure all families will seek out additional bereavement support.