HOPING is a support group for grieving parents and families that meets quarterly to establish a network with other parents who have expierenced the loss of a child as a result of stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or infant demise. These gatherings allow parents to share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings. In this setting they learn the normalcy of the grief process. The group is not a therapy group, nor are the gatherings therapy sessions. The HOPING format offers parents the opportunity to verbalize their feelings in an accepting atmosphere so they can in turn reach out to the newly bereaved.