There are support groups for those who resist pressure from many in the medical community, and instead carry their child to term.
One such group, Prenatal Partners for Life, was founded by Mary Kellet after she and her husband, Don, were blessed with their 11th child, Peter, born in 2005 with Trisomy 18.
This strongly pro-life organization offers support, information and encouragement for carrying to term with an adverse prenatal diagnosis and support for raising a child with special needs after birth — www.prenatalpartnersforlife.org.
[Pro-Life Action News, April 2008]
Prenatal Partners For Life
Prenatal Partners for Life is a group of concerned parents (most of whom have or had a special needs child), medical professionals, legal professionals and clergy whose aim is to support, inform and encourage expectant or new parents.
We offer support by connecting parents facing an adverse diagnosis (for example, Downs Syndrome, Trisomy 18, Anacephaly) with other parents who have had the same diagnosis.
We have many resources such as adoption agencies with clients waiting to adopt and love a special needs child should a parent feel they could not care for them.
We provide bereavement support including financial aid for funeral costs and markers should a beloved child not survive long after birth.
We also provide education and support for those in the medical community who are charged with the care of these "extra special" needs children.
We believe each child is a special gift … and there must be an alternative to abortion and infanticide.
Each miscarried baby is a loss and each family grieves differently. Proper burial of our miscarried babies in a little casket was very important to us. Even after diligently searching, we were not able to find a little baby casket or tiny coffin for any of our miscarried babies.
Heaven's Gain is our attempt to aid parents in finding a small baby caskets sized appropriately for their baby who died less than full term…We hope our tiny baby burial caskets and other miscarriage burial products will acknowledge and uphold the dignity of each miscarried baby and bring comfort and closure to each grieving mother, father, and family. [from this website]