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Welcome to the
orlando chapter!

Established in 2022 and serving the Central Florida area, the Orlando Chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation is a motivated group of parents, relatives, and friends of stillborn babies.

Our mission is to prevent the tragic loss of children to stillbirth by increasing awareness and addressing the stigma surrounding stillbirth, educating obstetric professionals and expectant families, and raising funds for research. We are also establishing a program to provide peer support to families grieving the loss of a baby.

If you are in our area and want to connect with other parents who have experienced the loss of a stillborn child, or want to work to prevent pregnancy loss and neonatal death, please contact us at 952-715-7731. We also welcome questions from expectant parents who want to learn what they can do to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Additionally, our Star Legacy Chapter seeks to connect medical professionals with research, resources, educational opportunities, and professional development around supporting healthy pregnancies and families experiencing a loss. If you are a medical professional and would like to partner with us, please contact us at 952-715-7731


Facts about Stillbirth

  • Stillbirth is the most understudied issue in medicine today.
  • The stillbirth rate in the U.S. has not changed in the last 50 years.
  • More than 26,000 babies are stillborn each year—71 per day.
  • One in 160 pregnancies end in stillbirth.
  • 50% of stillbirths occur at full term and the babies often seem to be otherwise healthy.
  • 85% of stillbirths occur before delivery.
  • Nearly 2/3 of all stillbirth deaths remain unexplained.
  • Stillbirth deaths cut across all socio-economic classes, races, religions, and maternal age groups.
  • More babies are stillborn annually than die from prematurity and SIDS combined.
  • 77% of parents never worried their baby would die after the first trimester.
  • The U.S. ranks 48th out of 49 developed nations in the world for annual rate of reduction of stillbirths.
  • Perhaps the greatest obstacle to addressing stillbirths is stigma.

Source: Star Legacy Foundation


If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a child, you can call 952-715-7731, ext. 1. Certified grief counselors are available 24/7 to take your call.

Star Legacy Foundation provides FREE online support groups for several different audiences. Registration is required for the first time attendee, after that, participants will receive a reminder email prior to each session. Our groups are facilitated by trained health professionals and held over web based, two-way interactive video conferencing that is encrypted and HIPAA compliant.  Your privacy is important to us. Register here for any of the following groups:

  • Bereaved Parents
  • Parenting After Loss
  • Pregnancy After Loss
  • Bereaved Grandparents and Extended Family & Friends
  • Dad’s Grief Discussion

If you are in the Central Florida area and want to connect with other parents who have experienced the loss of a baby, or want to learn more about our cause, please contact us at [email protected]


  Kelsey Fox

 Tabitha Kasier


The Orlando chapter leadership team meets monthly to strategize our upcoming plans and goals. These include:

  • Gathering care packages with comfort items to share with bereaved families while in the hospital
  • Coordinating delivery of Star Legacy Foundations’ free resources to OBs, doctors, and hospitals
  • Conducting perinatal bereavement training for hospital staffs to help ensure that grieving families receive compassionate care
  • Organizing a Golf Tournament as a Champion Event to support chapter efforts and the national Star Legacy Foundation’s mission


We are looking to expand our presence by recruiting volunteers from around the state of Florida. Interested in getting involved? Please contact us at [email protected] and let us know your interests. We look forward to meeting you!


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