Welcome to Rest In His Arms
Incorporated in the State of Illinois, Rest in His Arms is a 501 (c) (3) non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing Christian funerals and burials for abandoned babies. Formed in September 2005, the men and women of Rest in His Arms have provided the final act of dignity and respect for over 35 children in the Chicagoland area.
By spiritually adopting these infants and becoming guardian, Rest in His Arms arranges final services that proclaim that these children are precious - even if they only lived for one minute. Providing each child with a name, none of our babies are labeled as a “John Doe.” Each child is lovingly laid to rest and sent Home to the open and comforting arms of our Creator.
Sadly, Rest in His Arms is a much needed organization as there are several babies illegally abandoned each year in the state of Illinois. But it does not have to be this way. The Illinois Safe Haven Law (www.saveabandonedbabies.org) allows a parent in crisis to leave an unharmed newborn 30 days old or younger in the arms of staff at any hospital, 24 hour emergency care facility, police station, manned fire station, or college/university campus security office. Parents cannot be prosecuted for abandonment by using the Safe Haven, and in fact, no questions will be asked. Babies left in Safe Havens receive medical care and then can be adopted into loving families and given a chance at life with a forever family. The program is meant to be safe, free, legal and totally anonymous so that the crisis can be removed without harming the child.
Until more people know about the alternatives to illegal abandonment, Rest in His Arms will continue to mourn for each life lost and ensure that these innocent little ones will not be forgotten.
Funeral Mass for Two Abandoned Baby Girls: On Sept.13, 2017 at 10am at St. Mary Parish in Buffalo Grove, IL, two newborn babies will be prayed for and remembered. Baby Mariam Jane Uddin was the child thrown from an 8th floor apartment window in Chicago in November of 2015 and Baby Ariyah Mikayla was found in a shed in Dolton, IL on June 7, 2017. Both children could be alive today if their mothers knew about and used the Baby Safe Haven Law. Instead, they will be mourned and the world will never know the extent of the contributions they could have made. Please join us to stand for the dignity of these two brief precious little lives. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL.
Donations can also be sent directly to our account at:
BMO Harris Bank
10 Huntington Lane
Wheeling, IL 60090
Or if you prefer to donate electronically, please click on one of the following links:
PLEASE see "Our Babies" for information on each of "our" children