How to Use the Directory

Welcome to the Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss Directory. This blog is maintained by volunteers to act like a "telephone book" for blogs dealing with the loss of a baby. It is open to anyone who has ever lost a baby in any way - we do not discriminate by age of your baby or circumstance of your loss. If you think you belong here, then we think you belong here.

When you submit your blog, it is manually added to the list, so it may take some time for it to appear on the list. When you submit your information as requested below, it is easier to spot those emails that have been redirected into the spam mail.

Blogs are listed by category of loss. This is to help you find blogs that deal with circumstances that may be similar to yours. That being said, it can be a moving and healing experience to read the blogs of people who's loss is not similar to yours. You are welcome to read any of the blogs listed here.

Though there could be literally thousands of categories of loss, we have created 4 broad categories: before 20 weeks, after 20 weeks, after birth, and medical termination. Please note that most blogs dealing with extreme prematurity are listed in the "after birth" category even though the gestational age might suggest a different category.

As a warning to those feeling particularly fragile, many of the blogs listed here discuss living children or subsequent pregnancies. In the sidebar links, those blogs are usually marked with an asterisk(*). However, the circumstances of individual bloggers will change, and sometimes the listings do not get updated. It is possible to encounter pictures of living children or pregnant bellies on the blogs listed here.

We also have a list of resources (books), online links, and online publications that you may find useful. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see the full listing of links.

We are so sorry the loss of a beloved child has brought you here. We hope that you will find some solace within the community that has gathered.
Please help us set up this resource for grieving families by:


A. Submitting your blog information
(Email Subject: Please Add My Blog)
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  • The title of your blog
  • The topic of your blog (see sidebar - Personal Blogs)
  • If your blog discusses living children or subsequent pregnancy after loss

B. Submitting links to helpful web resources
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C. Submitting titles of helpful reading materials or videos/films
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D. Adding a link to this site from your blog


Thursday, August 30, 2007

MISS Foundation News

Important News from the MISS Foundation:

July/August newsletter available online.


The Alliance of Grandparents a Support After Tragedy (AGAST) has officially merged with the MISS Foundation as a program outreach to grieving grandparents.

AGAST, founded by SIDS grandmother, Sandra Graben, began as an outreach to grandparents after the death of a grandbaby from SIDS. It quickly morphed into an outreach to all grandparents after any grandchild's death.

Because their mission of overall family support was so well aligned with the philosophy of the MISS Foundation, Graben and Joanne Cacciatore, MISS Foundation CEO and founder, met and determined that the unification of the groups would be beneficial for families experiencing life worst tragedy: the death of a child/grandchild.

The merger became official last week.

The name of the outreach will be: MISS Foundation's AGAST Outreach Program and will include the newsletter, memorial cards, grandparent-to-grandparent mentoring, and family support packets.

If you have any questions about this important merger, please contact


You can listen to the song, Soaring Away, at the band's profile.

Dear Friends of the MISS Foundation,

Ten years ago this week my wife and I lost our son.

Needless to say, our world was shattered and we were catapaulted into a downward spiral of grief, despair, and depression.

We have managed to move forward, but - as you are well aware - it changes you forever.

More recently, I have had the privilege of discovering the MISS Foundation when I was approached by MISS volunteer Barbara Kurtz and asked about doing a fundraiser with my band, 4 Car Garage.

What has come of it is the song "Soaring Away."

"Soaring Away" is an original song that I wrote in honor of my son, Bradley.
It is my attempt to describe the feelings that are harbored when you go through something like we have and that you hope nobody else ever has to experience.

It is an emotional, bittersweet song, but I hope that someway it can help in the healing process for all of us.

Coincidentally (or not!), the song was accepted by iTunes on the ten year anniversary of Bradley's birth.........that's got to be a sign that our children are 'soaring away.'

All proceeds from the song will go to the M.I.S.S. Foundation and their efforts. There is a link to the iTunes store below.....take a listen and download it if you want (it's also available on Napster & Rhapsody). I hope you enjoy the music - thanks for listening......peace be with you.

Greg White, M.D.
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery
Phoenix Children's Hospital
4 Car Garage - 4 Car Garage - Soaring Away

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