Infants and children are a special circumstance in every case. Often, but not always, there are financial hardships in addition to the devastation of the loss. We address each of situations individually since each will be unique in some way.
There are several programs in place to help. Our first approach is through our Child and Grandchild Protection benefit that is included at no additional cost with a preneed purchase made by a grandparent or parent. This relieves much of the financial burden and reduces the number decisions to be made. If no prearrangements have been made by the parents or grandparents, then we have two options for children over five months of age and three for infants four months old or younger. When we meet with the family, we explain each of the options in detail and carefully guide them through the arrangement process.