What types of stories are accepted at Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope?
We will publish stories dealing with miscarriage (including Blighted Ovums, Molar Pregnancies, Ectopic pregnancies, and Chemical Pregnancies), stillbirth, infant loss, up to age 2 (including SIDS), medical termination or termination because of fatal prenatal diagnosis, loss during surrogacy, and failed adoption. If you are unsure if your story belongs on our site, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
What types of stories are NOT accepted at Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope?
While we realize that elective abortion can be a very painful thing, and many women experience great regret later in life and are in need of support, we are not able to publish these stories on our site. Please visit afterabortion.com or hopeafterabortion.com to connect and find support. Thanks for understanding.
Who can submit a story?
Either biological or adoptive parent, mother or father. We are gender inclusive. But please, one story per person (mothers and fathers can submit individual stories to be published). If you have personally experienced the loss of a child (as listed above), we will gladly publish your story. Child loss does not discriminate gender, age or socioeconomic background, so we accept stories from all walks of life.
I lost a child many years ago. Can I submit a story?
Absolutely. Child loss is a lifelong grief journey that follows you and those reading may have lost a child that week or 20 years prior.
Can I include my living childrens’ birth stories in my story?
No. Many visitors to our site have very recently experienced a loss and are not in a place where they are able to read about successful pregnancies/birth stories.
It’s been over a week since I submitted my story and I don’t see it up on the site. What should I do?
If it’s been over a week, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘I don’t see my story’ in the subject line. We will look into it and get back to you as soon as we can!
I have an update I’d like to add to my story; can I do that?
Yes. If you have an update to your story (ie: another loss), please send the new information you’d like us to include, along with the link to your current story on the website, to email@example.com. Please include “story update” in the subject line.
How can I share my story posting on facebook?
At this time, we are working out the bugs on the site and this feature is down, but please check back soon!
Thanks again for sharing your story!