Angel gowns are an important aspect of end-of-life preparations for parents. These garments are custom-made and can accommodate even the tiniest of babies. Parents can take the gown to the hospital and remember their baby with love. This gown is also used for photos, giving parents a sense of closure. Whether it’s for the loss of a child or a family’s grief, an angel gown can make the transition much easier.
Angel gowns are available through local bereavement groups, hospitals, or from organizations that help bereaved parents. Some organizations that offer support after losing a baby include Share, the International Stillbirth Association, HAND, Postpartum Support, Miscarriage Hurts, and Bereaved Parents. You can also donate the gown you wore to your own wedding as a memento of the loss. There are even angel gown organizations in the United States.
The Angel Gown Program uses wedding dresses and other handmade garments to make beautiful burial garments for babies who will never be home. Each wedding dress donated can become up to 10 little dresses. To make sure that each child will receive an angel gown, the Angel Gowns program requests a monetary donation. The money goes towards the cost of shipping each garment to the volunteer and the finished baby gowns to the parents. If a woman does not have a wedding dress, she can “sponsor a dress” for $100.
Angel Gowns of WNY, Inc. is a national registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing angel gowns to bereaved families. Their goal is to help families have a moment of beauty and peace. By making angel gowns for infants, the families of these children will be able to remember their child with peace and joy. It is an honor to honor a loved one, and it’s a beautiful gesture that will be cherished forever.