We are very sorry for your loss...
We understand that the pain of a sudden unexpected infant death, including SIDS, is overwhelming and at times seems unbearable. The CJ Foundation offers bereavement materials and resources to help you and your family cope with your loss. We invite you to browse the links below for a number of immediate resources designed to address many of the difficult situations you may be facing.
Request Bereavement Materials
Receive a free packet from us in the mail
If you would like the CJ Foundation to send you a free bereavement packet, including the book, SIDS and Infant Death Survival Guide, please fill out our Bereavement Packet Request Form by clicking the link below. We can also help you find bereavement services in your area so if you are interested, please do not hesitate to ask.
Note For Stillbirth/Miscarriage Families
Our bereavement packet is specifically suited for families grieving from SIDS/SUID events, and we feel there are better resources available for families/parents having experienced a Stillbirth/Miscarriage than what we have to offer. Please visit the links below for information/support regarding Stillbirth/Miscarriage bereavement.
Online Parent-to-Parent Support Group
Participate in a moderated parent-to-parent support group
A list of organizations offering grief support and bereavement services
- Bereaved Parents of the USA - Offers support for parents, siblings, and grandparents
- The Compassionate Friends - Offers support for families after the death of a child of any age
Tel: (877) 969-0010
- MISS Foundation - providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause.
- The Dougy Center - The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
- Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Tel: (800) 821-6819
A short list of recommended readings
The SIDS Center at Georgetown University has just finished building an online catalogue for recommended childrens books on grief and bereavement. This resource comes highly recommended in addition to the listed readings below.
Browse the online catalogue
For other grief resources, visit The Centering Corporation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved.
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart
|Not Just Another Day: Families, Grief and Special Days.
|Flying Hugs and Kisses
Creating a New Normal...After the Death of a Child
How To Request An Autopsy Report
The following document was designed to assist you in recovering the final diagnosis of your baby's death as well as a copy of the autopsy report
Medical Testing For Inherited Disorders
The CJ Foundation offers this information as a starting point for discussions with your personal doctor. It is not meant to be sufficient for all families who have suffered an unexplained death
When faced with the loss of a child due to a sudden and/or unexplained death, parents oftentimes wonder if they should have other family members tested for potentially causal medical conditions. While there is no simple answer to provide, we have prepared a document under the guidance of clinical experts to assist families in gathering information to present to their own family physician(s).
Other Resources Available for Download
Click the links below to download PDF versions of the listed bereavement resources for families coping with sids, suid, sudc, or sudden and unexpected infant death