Serenity Garden offers place for families to mourn and cope with losing unborn children

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - There's a garden and memorial in Twin Falls that helps families cope with losing their unborn child, along with those lost after birth.

St. Luke's Magic Valley offers a place called the Serenity Garden, located at Sunset Memorial Park in southern Twin Falls.

The garden is for families who do not want, or cannot afford a traditional burial or cremation for their baby.

The baby is buried in a community grave within the garden and families can have the baby's name engraved and displayed on the memorial wall.

While the burial is a closed activity, there is a memorial service that's held three times a year.

That service is open to families who have suffered the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.

To donate to the Serenity Garden Fund, contact the St. Luke's Magic Valley Health Foundation at 208-814-0070.

Support for parents could be found with the St. Luke's Magic Valley Chaplains. That number is 208-814-1083.

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