As a unique charity, Baby Loss NZ is invited into the hospital by grieving families primarily to make memories of the baby. During these visits, parents are encouraged to spend time with baby - to hold and cuddle, to bath and dress, and to talk and share their thoughts. Photos of baby and family (including extended whanau when involved) are taken as well as other memory making opportunities we provide as part of our care boxes. Impressions of babies hands and feet are taken and used to create 3 sets of castings. Mental wellbeing of parents/whanau, the need to provide tangible memories and bond with baby after the birth, & the facebook support community are critical to the healing and grieving process for parents/whanau following the death of a baby. These are all met by the efforts Baby Loss NZ. We rely on community grants and public donations as all of our services are completely free of charge to families - we firmly believe parents have already paid the ultimate price - their baby/child has died. However, it costs us on average $400 per family and we meet aprox 200 families per year meaning we need to seek donation opportunities.