“They want to know how to make their baby as real to others as he or she was to them,” she says. “People often just don’t know what to say.”
As part of that process, parents who’ve experienced the death of infants are encouraged to name them, Russell says.
“There’s no pressure, just encouragement,” she says. “We tell them, ‘Your baby has an identity, and we want to celebrate that.’ Finding Hope is a way for them to celebrate this little life.”