About

IMG_5417                            IMG_5594                 img_90721        Christopher Louis Jones, Jr.             Christopher Jones, Sr.        Clarissa Doggett and Danielle
“Junior”                                                   and Danielle Jones                Jones

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History
In July 2015, Christopher Jones, Sr. and Danielle Jones had their first child, Christopher Jones, Jr. Christopher, Jr., also referred to as “Junior,” was born with multiple congenital abnormalities due to a genetic defect. At 10-days-old, his short life on earth ended, but his purpose was only beginning. Out of a desire to help other parents who had suffered pregnancy and infant loss, Danielle and a friend whose son was born still, Clarissa Doggett, started the Angel Baby Network.

Mission
Our mission is to help parents who have endured a pregnancy and/or infant loss and to give them a hand to hold as they walk through such a devastating time in their lives.

Vision
Our vision is to connect parents, social services workers, medical professionals and licensed psychologists in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Dayton and ultimately, across the country, to walk parents through the death of their child.

Purpose
We exist to ensure that parents do not go through the death of their child alone by offering resources where they can get the help they need and social gatherings where they can connect with other parents who can identify with their circumstance.

How Does It Work
By connecting with birthing hospitals, maternal fetal medicine high-risk clinics and children’s hospitals the Angel Baby Network will serve as a peer-to-peer group where parents who have lost a child can be referred to. If desired, upon referral, a person or couple who have lost their child will be referred to a person or couple who is already a part of the Angel Baby Network and who are at least six months beyond their child’s loss to be their “buddy.” In addition to this, the Angel Baby Network will meet once every other month to engage its members in a relaxed/fun/social activity or gathering where they will meet so they can identify with each other. At each gathering a licensed psychologist will be present in case a person or a couple needs information about additional mental health and emotional support. Information about local social services agencies and other local support groups that help parents who experience the loss of their child will also be available.

Information and Statistics on Infant Mortality (Death)
Infant mortality rate is defined as a measure used by demographers that measures the number of infants who die before their first birthday for every 1,000 births in a given year. Measures of infant mortality are among the best indicators of general health conditions in a population and are often used to estimate overall morbidity and death rates in countries with incomplete vital statistics records. According to the CDC’s web site (www.cdc.gov): -Over 23,000 infants died in the United States in 2013. The loss of a baby remains a sad reality for many families and takes a serious toll on the health and well-being of families, as well as the nation.

-For every 1,000 babies that are born, six die during their first year. Most of these babies die as a result of-

These top five leading causes of infant mortality together accounted for about 57% of all infant deaths in the United States in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Dana says:

    Amazing women that reach out to other hurting parents that have no one to talk to or turn to. I am so proud of you & this is a need for those hurting and God places you right in the center to help others with all that love you have to give . You are giving birth to a need and ministey that will reach so many.

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  2. Janice Jones, grandmother says:

    Years ago when I lost my baby,(she died in utero via strangulation with her navel cord), I suffered alone. At that time we did not have the transparency that we have now. So I am very proud of Danielle and Chris for reaching out and helping other parents to be transparent about their feelings and hopes and dreams surrounding the death of their child. However, after that God blessed me with two other children and Christopher Jones is my last son (baby).

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