You may want to gather funeral home recommendations from those who understand your unique needs. Family, friends, clergy, or medical or healthcare professionals may offer to help make connections, or help you research area funeral homes.
Each funeral home offers different services, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Consider location, culture, faith, and finances in your selection. Remember that you have choices and control. You deserve to feel heard and cared for, and your child deserves to be honored in a way that feels meaningful and respectful.
Consider asking the following questions when making your selection:
Do I feel heard and cared for? Will they honor my child’s legacy? Will my child’s needs and my family’s needs be met? Does this “feel right?”
If the answer is no, then ask further clarifying questions. Always remember that you have choices and control. You do not need to agree to any final arrangements if you are not comfortable with your funeral home’s level of service. Simply connect with another funeral home and explain your situation. The new funeral home will arrange to transfer care to their location on your behalf.
Funeral directors offer a unique touch point of support. They understand that their role is to care for the heart and soul of your family. When you are ready, your funeral care team will treat both you and your child with tenderness and compassion. From the moment your child's body is brought into their care, your funeral directors will work alongside you to plan a meaningful tribute to honor your child’s legacy, and help you shape the final moments with your child’s body.