Everyone experiences loss in unique and complex ways.
Those who experience reproductive losses have many different emotional responses—including deep sorrow, anger, frustration, and sometimes more “positive” emotions, such as a sense of affirmation that one’s body was capable of conceiving.
This website is designed as a resource for LGBTQ+ parents and families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, failed adoption, infertility, and/or sterility, and those who support them—family & friends, medical & adoption professionals, therapists & counsellors.
This is the Companion Website for Reproductive Losses: Challenges to LGBTQ Family-Making by Christa Craven.
All of the advice and examples of commemoration come from LGBTQ+ parents, families, and individuals who have experienced reproductive loss. There is no single unified set of guidance, nor is there always adequate language to convey the complexity of emotional experiences.
My hope is that this is a place where you can find at least some things that resonate with you, and that this digital space can serve as an expanding resource to support LGBTQ+ families.
If you are an LGBTQ+ person who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, adoption loss, sterility, infertility, or other reproductive loss and would like to contribute a photo of your commemoration to this digital archive, please visit the Add to the Archive contribution page.