Stillborn Child

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hansg
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Stillborn Child

Postby hansg » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:22 pm

Way off topic, for you seasoned clerks. . .we have a family in the ward that lost a child several weeks into the pregnancy. They're planning a simple, family-only graveside at which the father plans to dedicate the grave. I assume this is appropriate. The handbook doesn't say one way or the other. Any precedent or similar situations that anyone would comment on?

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Re: Stillborn Child

Postby aebrown » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:56 pm

hansg wrote:Way off topic, for you seasoned clerks. . .we have a family in the ward that lost a child several weeks into the pregnancy. They're planning a simple, family-only graveside at which the father plans to dedicate the grave. I assume this is appropriate. The handbook doesn't say one way or the other. Any precedent or similar situations that anyone would comment on?

HB1 17.2.10 deals with stillborn children. As I recall, it says that the family can decide how the service is conducted, so I see no reason why the father could not dedicate the grave.

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Re: Stillborn Child

Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:47 pm

aebrown wrote:HB1 17.2.10 deals with stillborn children.

Continuing on that, I don't believe any church record is created, but they can add the child to FamilySearch with the proper notation.
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