About Our Chapter

Star Life Legacy Foundation- Maine Chapter was launched in April 2023 after the loss of our Granddaughter, Alani Grace Jones. Alani was born asleep on May 8th, 2023 at 40 weeks and 2 days gestation. We are here to support others going through similar experiences and spread awareness and education to support families as well as provide and assist Physicians with research with the WHY’S and HOW’S that go along with these painful experiences.

Star Legacy Goals and Projects

  • Support families who experience any type of pregnancy or infant loss
  • Partner with the medical community regarding pregnancy and infant loss (free support materials, provide free/low cost education, etc.)
  • Raise awareness and provide education for safer pregnancy
  • Advocate for legislation that will support pregnancy and infant loss
  • Encourage families to participate in the Pregnancy Research Project 

Chapter Needs

  • We are always welcoming new members to assist with all we strive to do.
  • Chapter Leadership (Event Chair, Social Media Chair, etc.)

It is important to us that all families feel supported and welcome in this space. Please reach out to us so we can help meet your needs in the way you deserve.

Chapter Resources and Projects

Please note that these resources and project are chapter-specific.  To view our extensive supports and resources provided by the foundation, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

This resource guide is a collection of local resources for families who tragically suffer the loss of a baby.  This includes: local support groups, funeral home information and more.  You are not alone.

Since stillborn babies tragically do not receive a Birth Certificate, many states offer a Certificate of Stillbirth or a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth (this includes Maine).  Learn more about how to obtain a certificate for your baby/babies by clicking the link above.

Maine has a few important pieces of legislation including a stillbirth tax credit and paid family leave to include stillbirth.  If you would like to learn more about how to help pass these bills, please complete our volunteer form.

Star Legacy Foundation provides evidence based continuing education workshops on numerous topics pertaining to pregnancy & infant loss.

Upcoming Events

Maine Cornhole Tournament

September 1, 2024 at 12:30 pm

Chapter Leadership Team

Chair Jackie Allen
Hello my name is Jacquelyn Allen and I am a board member for the Maine Chapter of Star Legacy Foundation.
I joined this foundation after the loss of my granddaughter Alani Grace on May 8, 2023. In April of 2012 I suffered a miscarriage. I joined this foundation to help raise awareness and education surrounding infant loss. And to help as many grieving families as I can.
I worked at Maine Medical Partners Family Medicine in Westbrook, Maine. I was in the medical field for almost 10 years. I live in Buxton Maine and have 3 step children and a four year old grandson. I am currently working on opening my own daycare and can’t wait for this next adventure!
I look forward to doing all I can for this foundation and to help as many families as I can when dealing with such a traumatic loss.
Vice-Chair Brittney Dunphy

Brittney joins the Maine Chapter with personal experience – on December 17, 2020 Brittney’s son was stillborn at 38 weeks. Brittney has a passion for identifying gaps in resources for parents experiencing loss and has worked to fill in those gaps in her own community. Brittney works in her community’s local hospital, which is also the hospital where she delivered her son. Since working there, Brittney and her husband raised funds and donated a Caring Cradle to their Birthing Center. She is also working on a new project to help provide support to families who receive care for miscarriages. Brittney is looking forward to being a Peer Companion and serving the Star Legacy Foundation. Brittney lives in North Anson with her husband Gabe and their 2 dogs, Brutus and Bocephus. Brittney loves to read and spending time with her loved ones.

Connect with Us

Call: 952-715-7731 ext 740

Email: [email protected]

National Resources and Supports

Star Legacy Foundation offers many supports and resources. Below, you will find some of our highlighted resources and support.

We offer free peer-to-peer support where we match you with someone who has tragically had a similar experience with loss.  If you want to learn more, be matched with a peer or become a trained peer yourself, click the link above.

We offer many free, virtual support groups.  Learn more or register by clicking the link above.

We offer a wide selection of printed materials such as bereavement resources, support group cards, safe pregnancy support and more. All of our resources are completely free and ship free as well.

The Pregnancy Research Project is a research study bringing together patients and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for poor pregnancy outcomes. Please consider giving the gift of data and becoming a participant.

Our Stillbirth Scorecards take the CDC stillbirth data and organizes it into a one page document you can share to raise awareness about the stillbirth crisis.

It would be an honor if we remembered your beloved baby alongside you.  Honor your babies with you by adding them as a star or creating a memorial page in their memory.