One of my favorite parts of having my blog, is being able to share great infant loss resources with others. I am very proud of my infant loss directory, and hope that with it I am able to help those that are grieving and searching. Those first few days you just search and search for something to help you. I pray that my list helps eliminate the need to search for support. That is why I feature infant loss organizations every once in a while. Sure I love to shop and share my great finds and tips, but giving comfort to those that can not shop for their children is just as important.
Today I am sharing a wonderful organization, that takes the infant loss directory idea to a whole other level. They are called the Solace Foundation, and their goal is to offer comfort and support to bereaved parents. They want to make sure that every parent suffering a loss (from neonatal- older child), is able to find information and support through their site.
My directory is only made up of great infant loss resources that I stumble upon, and have used myself. They actually work full time to make sure that they include every great resource, and that there is something for everyone. It is so impressive, especially considering that they only started the Solace Foundation in June of 2011.
The foundation was started by two friends named Karen and Emily, who met in September of 2010 at a Share Infant and Pregnancy Loss Support meeting. Both women lost their firstborn children, and wanted to do something to "channel their grief into something meaningful".
Besides their directory, they also send care packages to hospitals and doctor offices, provide memorial items for parents in the hospital, and my favorite item is their comfort shawls.