Angel Babies / Bebitos Angelitos
A terminal diagnosis or the death of a baby is one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through. You don't have to go through this experience alone. Angel Babies/Bebitos Angelitos is here to provide the special kind of support you and your family need. Angel Babies offers a perinatal hospice program designed for families whose unborn child has been diagnosed with a terminal condition, offering support during pregnancy and providing ideas for creating loving memories. Hospice services are available for babies who survive after birth and are in need of special care. This care can be provided in the baby's home or in the Hinds Hospice Home. This program assists families to both welcome and enjoy their baby and, when necessary, to say goodbye and includes access to our pediatric hospice team if necessary. Angel Babies services are also available for families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or other infant death.
People are not taught how to deal with the death of a baby. Our friends and family often don't know what to say. Most people expect the parents, especially the father, to return to work within a few days after the loss and be "back to normal" within a matter of months. But the death of a baby changes parents forever, and results in a uniquely deep and personal grieving process. The Angel Babies/Bebitos Angelitos bereavement service provides families with helpful information and support during their journey of grief and mourning.
Angel Babies/Bebitos Angelitos is ready to give you as much - or as little - help as you desire before and after your loss. Our team consists of nurses, social workers, chaplains and caring volunteers who partner with your family and health care provider. This team provides comfort, support and assistance to families in identifying resources to help them cope during pregnancy, after birth and on their journey of grief. Our services include:
- Specialized support groups
- Bereavement support for family members for 13 months, follow-up calls and grief support mailings
- Funeral and memorial planning assistance
- Special memorial events
- Grief counseling
Download the Angel Babies Brochure HERE.
For information on other counseling options and services provided, please contact one of the Angel Babies offices below, or email Kathy Cromwell, Director of the Center for Grief and Healing and Angel Babies programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Candice Wilkins, Program Coordinator for Center for Grief & Healing and Angel Babies at email@example.com.
Angel Babies / Bebitos Angelitos (Fresno and Madera)
Located at the Center For Grief and Healing (2nd floor)
2490 W Shaw, Ste. 101
Fresno, CA 93711
Angel Babies / Bebitos Angelitos (Merced)
410 W. Main Street, Ste. A
Merced, CA 95340
Angel Babies is one of a handful of perinatal hospices in the country and is the only program that dispatches grief counselors to local hospitals to help parents when loss is imminent.
Amanda probably won't see her first birthday. Hospice helps her family celebrate every moment.