• Our Promise

    String of Pearls was created to provide a nurturing and safe place for families as they navigate the path following a fatal prenatal diagnosis that will result in the death of their baby prior to, or shortly after birth. The path between grief and hope is a difficult place to walk; our desire is to provide guidance, compassion and practical suggestions as plans to honor the life of pre-born babies are crafted. Each life has a story worth telling and we are here for support as stories are lovingly written.

Grace Evelyn

After a fatal diagnosis at 20 weeks, String of Pearls taught us that all hope was not lost; it simply needed to be redefined.

Hope and light during the very darkest days. When we learned that our first child would not survive, this is what String of Pearls was for us. We once hoped for things like a love of travel, a passion for sports, her dad’s nose, her mom’s hands. After a fatal diagnosis at 20 weeks, String of Pearls taught us that all hope was not lost; it simply needed to be redefined.

We still hoped for her dad’s nose and her mom’s hands (both of which she got!) but more importantly we hoped for time together, for memories, for photos and footprints and lots of kisses. Because of String of Pearls, we knew we would survive this, we got answers to unthinkable questions and we did not walk alone in the days before and after our beautiful daughter Grace Evelyn was born still on November 12, 2012.