Pregnancy is a wonderfully beautiful time as parents wait in anticipation for the arrival of their precious bundle of joy. Every expectant mother carries her tender angel throughout her pregnancy, and parents look forward to the day when they can finally meet their precious child and carry him or her in their arms. There is nothing more exciting than welcoming a new addition to the family and bringing a baby home for the first time.
Unfortunately, for some parents this dream becomes shattered when they learn their baby has died. Having to leave the hospital with empty arms and go home to an equally empty house that should have been filled with the laughter and gentle cries of their newborn is unbelievably painful.
This is where Carrying Tender Angels (CTA) helps to ease some of the pain and emptiness felt leaving the hospital by offering parents and families of stillbirth or early infant loss a beautiful teddy bear to take with them and carry home. Although the teddy bear could never even begin to replace the tremendous loss of their own child, CTA believes that it will assist families as they begin to heal.