Below you will find organizations/platforms that are there to help you with your loss.

Sweet Angels Setting up an online peer contact group for anyone who has to deal with the death of a (young) child with peers. Contact is via e-mail.

OOK (Parents of deceased child) A national self-help organization by and for parents of a deceased child who offer recognition, comfort and perspective.

Different than expected: an online magazine for all pregnancies that come about differently, go differently or even end differently than expected. Here parents and loved ones will find reliable information from the editors, doctors, nurses, midwives, social workers and experts by experience about getting pregnant, high-risk pregnancies, babies who need just a little more care, psyche and loss.

Talking about loss Talking about loss is a collaboration between funeral organization Yarden and volunteer organization Humanitas. Chat for free and anonymously with a volunteer or ask questions about issues surrounding loss and grief.

Kiss in the wind The book
Kiss in the Wind
, written by Irene van Wesel after the death of her son Lieve*, has created an online community that supports and develops various projects for fellow sufferers. Earlier this year, for example, the poetry collection Kindje in mijn hart was published, especially for Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, in which all the children given up were mentioned. Throughout 2015, 33 parents have been active in the project ‘Rather with me…‘ to talk about their own child and the way in which the loss is intertwined with their lives. I’d rather be with me… tells, just like Kiss in the Wind, not only about mourning, grief and struggles, but also about taking a child into your heart, love and pride. If you want to read more about the community and publications, click here.

CZB Foundation The Termination of Pregnancy Contact Group (CZB) is a peer support group for parents who have terminated a desired pregnancy of a baby with a serious condition.

World Day of Lights Every 2nd Sunday in December, World Lights Day is held. On this day, people around the world light candles at 7:00 p.m. in memory of deceased children. It doesn’t matter how old the child was or how long ago it was. After all, your child is still your child! Forever in your heart and mind!

Troost.nl is an initiative of the Make a Memory Foundation; a platform for anyone who misses someone. On this website we help you to find a way when you have to say goodbye or have already had to say goodbye to your loved one. Initially, Troost.nl focuses on the loss of (grand)children and brothers and sisters. We will expand this later. Troost.nl wants to become a guide in the event of loss and loss. We’ll help you find what you need.

Grandparents of butterfly children: Facebook group to share the love and sorrow. The grief of grandparents is different from that of your children. This is difficult to share with other people who have not been through the same thing.

1001lichtjes Offers products and services related to saying goodbye and mourning.

The Comfort Tree Provides grief support to children (Den Bosch region).

Apps

Loss-app.nl Loss helps to find others and is a place for recognition and sharing experiences, insights and feelings. A place to comfort, support and inspire each other. Loss supports through simple exercises and insights. These increase your resilience and help you feel stronger. Loss helps you to keep an eye on your mood and ensures that you raise the alarm in time if you can’t figure it out yourself.

On our book list you will find several books and movies for yourself or to read to your other children. The loss of a brother or sister is also very drastic for them and these books may help to talk about it and give it a place.