We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Fero and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jennifer, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My daughter died in 2010 and I found myself without support and isolated. I realized that there had to be a better way to support families after their baby died. This began my journey to going to college and becoming the founder of my non-profit. I found it important to remember the pain I had in the beginning of my loss in order to connect with families who are experiencing what I went through.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Grieving the Child offer support to families whose baby has died through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or infant death. What sets us apart is our expertise in perinatal grief counseling. Our staff is made up of women who have suffered the death of their own precious baby and want to give back to others in ways that they felt their loss did or did not have.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live in southern Arizona and love Bisbee. I would take her to hike up Carr Canyon and visit Bisbee. We would enjoy the beautiful mountains and all the amazing local places to eat.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Kathe Wunnenburg wrote the book Grieving the Child I Never Knew. Her book and her mentorship have shaped my love for others. As well as, Kim Slaughter and her dedication to helping mothers not feel alone during their loss.

Website: www.grievingthechild.org

Instagram: www.instagram.com/grievingthechild

Facebook: www.facebook.com/grievingthechild

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