Support for Grieving Parents


    When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us ... See More in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares

 - Henri Nouwen


Saying Good-Bye


If You Have to Say Good-Bye
It's so hard to say good-bye and to remember to do things like take fingerprints, photos, etc. This list helps parents remember to do all the things that will bring them comfort and help to remember their baby for years to come.

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Funeral Programs
  Most funeral programs provided by funeral homes are impersonal and made for adults. CHERUBS has created a program template that you can personalize for your cherub.

Funeral for a Boy          Funeral for a Girl

  "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" is an amazing non-profit organization of volunteer photographers who will come to the hospital to take very beautiful and compassionate photos of your baby if you have to say good-bye.

Memorial Donations in Lieu of Flowers
  Often, family and friends opt to donate to charity instead of sending flowers. At CHERUBS, tax-deductible donations can be made in memory of your cherub.

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Support for Grieving Parents

Why my Child?
  That's the question every grieving parents asks. Though there are no answers, we hope that these words help grieving CDH parents to know that they did nothing wrong and CDH just isn't fair.

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Compassionate Friends
  Wonderful international support group for grieving parents. Compassionate Friends has chapters in most major cities.

CDH Forums
Our free message board for CDH families. Come meet other parents, ask questions, learn about the journeys of others and make friends with people who have walked a mile in your shoes.

CDH Forums

Local Support
CHERUBS International & State Representatives and Hospital Angels.

Local Support

Join the Angel Club and make a monthly or annual donation in honor or in memory of your cherub.

Donation Amount Options
In honor or memory of who?

2017 - News from CHERUBS

2017 Year In Review

Thank you all for helping us to accomplish many goals this year!   Look at what we accomplished together in 2017:


National Children's Memorial Day 2017

Our main web site at has turned black for National Children's Memorial Day in memory of all the cherubs lost to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


2017 CDH Conference

Our 2017 International CHERUBS CDH Conference was a huge success.