• 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.

Sophia Rose

We love to continue to be a part of String of Pearls events to continue to meet other families, honor our daughter’s memory and support other parents walking this path.

The joy of finding out you are having a beautiful baby should never end with tears of learning you may not get to raise that child. But like so many families that reach out to String of Pearls, we learned in September 2011 that our daughter had a fatal form of dwarfism and wasn’t expected to live through the pregnancy or birth. We were lucky to have 37 weeks with Sophia Rose, before she was born unable to breath due to her size. Our road wasn’t easy, but we feel so fortunate that String of Pearls was able to help us prepare for her birth to make memories. They also helped on the little stuff you couldn’t bear to think about- like what funeral home to use and what do you say to people. I know that we couldn’t have survived this period of our life without the resources and support from String of Pearls and other families. We love to continue to be a part of String of Pearls events to continue to meet other families, honor our daughter’s memory and support other parents walking this path.