We would like to welcome you to the Anam Cara Forum, which has become a resource for bereaved parents over the years versus an active forum. We had considered closing them down, however we felt that this forum would still help parents who find themselves in that dark and terrifying place after the death of a precious child.

To access the forum, please click the link below. Please note that you need to login to see the posts. If you have not got a user name and a password, use the link provided to Register. We will need to verify your details before you can access the forum and this this may take a few days…. please be patient!

At Anam Cara, we are aware of the importance of privacy and security especially over the internet. We endeavour at all times to keep this forum a safe place for the bereaved parents who posted over the years,  we would ask you to respect the privacy of these messages. We would respectfully ask if you are posting messages you would not give any of your personal details or another persons details.

This forum continues to be moderated and we endeavour to keep it safe and secure at all times. If you want to give another member your contact details we would be happy to accommodate you. Just drop an email to , we can then forward your request to the other forum member.

Anam Cara has specific Core Values that we want to uphold at all times to ensure that everyone is sensitive and respectful of each other, they are:

To Respects each Others grief – No one’s grief is greater than another’s No one’s loss less than another’s.
Not to Judge – Don’t judge others by their actions or words, each of us copes differently.
To listen and be listened to – All of us at Anam Cara need support, to be there for each other.
No Recommendations or Shoulds – Everyone copes/Survives in different ways.
To Journey on – While still remembering and talking about our wonderful children and what they mean to us.
To Show consideration for each other’s beliefs – Both Religious and Spiritual
Inclusivity – This is an all inclusive group. our common thread is that our children have died. we don’t identify ourselves by how or when or what age they were.
Confidentiality – Please respect each others privacy on this forum, by not discussing any of the topics posted with 3rd parties.

If you are having any problems navigating the forum, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. It takes a little time to get use to it and remember any messages you post you can go back and edit, as you wish.