Memorial Gifts for Stillborn Babies

Remember a stillborn baby with a thoughtful memorial gift.

A memorial gift for a stillborn baby is one of the saddest gifts you will ever give. Give a gift that shows sensitivity, honoring the child while letting the parents to know that you share their sadness. These memorial gifts usually come with a card that can be sent to the parents' home.

1 Charity Donation

Show the parents of a stillborn baby that you care by making a donation to a reputable charity. One option is the March of Dimes, which funds research on birth defects and infant illnesses.

2 Memorial Brick

Purchase a memorial brick to go into a building walkway, garden walk, or wall at a park. Local agencies sell bricks such as these to help pay for special projects in most communities. In some cases, the entire brick project may consist of memorials to children who have died, which may bring comfort to the parents that they are not alone in their grief.

3 Tree Planting

Plant a tree as a memorial in a local park. There is no ceremony that goes along with this, you just purchase the tree and the park dedicates it to the child when it is planted. Check with your local parks to see if they offer this service.

4 Church Donation

Make a donation in the stillborn child's name to the parents' church or religious organization. This will be something they will appreciate because the donation was made to a place that is special to them as a family.

5 Memorial Bench

Depending on the amount of money you want to spend, you can have a park bench donated in the child's name to your local park or playground. A small plaque is usually mounted on the bench with the memorial name engraved. If you opt not to have the child's name displayed, you can have a poem or saying placed on the bench instead.

Roz Zurko is a full time freelance writer who lives in Westfield, Massachusetts. She has been writing for 22 years and is published on several internet literary sites and in The Westfield Evening News. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of New Haven and Westfield State College.