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Angel Babies

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 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. Services are available for babies who survive after birth and are in need of special care. 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.

Angel Babies Services

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.

Perinatal Hospice & Palliative Care

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.

Angel Babies offers the following services to anyone in the community:

  • 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

Angel Babies Walk/Run

Each spring Hinds Hospice hosts the Angel Baby Walk/Run. This special memorial event and fundraiser supports the Angel Babies Program throughout the year. Please see the slide show.

For More Information

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 kcromwell@hindshospice.org or Candice Wilkins, Program Coordinator for Center for Grief & Healing and Angel Babies at cwilkins@hindshospice.org.

Angel Babies / Bebitos Angelitos

Fresno and Madera
Located at the Hinds Hospice Center For Grief and Healing
2490 W Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA  93711
(559) 248-8579

410 W. Main Street, Ste. A
Merced, CA  95340
(209) 383-3123

Amanda probably won’t see her first birthday. Hospice helps her family celebrate every moment.

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