“Sometimes love is for a moment.

Sometimes love is for a lifetime.

Sometimes a moment is a lifetime.”

— Pamela Adams


The Angel Fund funds, purchases and distributes, free of charge to partnering hospitals in Connecticut, beautiful boxes filled with items carrying importance and sentiment immeasurable to families whose babies are stillborn or who died shortly after birth. The boxes include items such as the Angel Fund's exclusive footprint pin, journal and memory book, a handmade receiving blanket and burial gown, the books Empty Cradle, Broken Heart and Tiny Hands Change the World as well as information on national support groups and web sites.

Partnering hospitals in turn personalize each box and distribute them to grieving families before they leave the hospital. Caring labor and delivery nurses gently obtain the baby's hand and foot prints, measurements and priceless photos to include in the memory book. The baby's own hospital hat, measuring tape and bracelets also become a part of the memory box.

Memory boxes, as they are commonly referred too, are an existing part of many hospitals Perinatal Bereavement Programs. The challenge for many hospitals, however, is garnering the financial support to assure that every family receives one. All materials necessary to carry out the mission of the Angel Fund, including a digital camera and all pertinent supplies are provided to partnering hospitals free of charge. By partnering with the Angel Fund, the labor and delivery nurses at Yale-New Haven Hospital; Hospital of Saint Raphael; Griffin Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital, Hartford Hospital, and St. Vincent's Hospital face one less challenge and grieving families leave their hospital with priceless mementos of their baby and support literature to help them through the grieving process.

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