Help Adoption STAR support the CuddleCot Campaign!

Join Adoption STAR in supporting Corey Kruss as she fundraises to honor the memory of her son by providing CuddleCots to Western New York-based hospitals.

Dealing w091814ith the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents, and bereaved parents should be given the option of spending time with their baby. Providing families with time is internationally encouraged by midwives, bereavement practitioners, still birth/neonatal charities, academics and is also recognized in International Position statements/guidance. Time allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a diaper, dressing the baby or simply just to stay close, this can help families in dealing with their loss. The problem is that in a warm room the baby’s condition can deteriorate quickly which parents often find distressing. Therefore, cooling the baby is absolutely essential.

The information above is adapted from the following webpage, which shares extensive information about CuddleCots.

Corey Kruss, a friend of Adoption STAR, utilized a CuddleCot for Weston Elijah Kruss, the son she recently gave birth to. Corey authored a beautiful testimonial that can be found here.

Corey is committed to honoring Weston’s memory by fundraising to purchase a CuddleCot for Mercy Hospital, and then for hospitals throughout Western New York (so as to ensure any family in our geographic area that is interested in utilizing one is readily able to do so).

Your financial support of this worthy endeavor is welcome! You can make a donation in one of two ways:

  1. Write a check (in any amount) to SOBBS (Stories of Babies Born Still), Inc. and mail it to 544 W. Hancock Street, Lakeland, FL 33803. IMPORTANT – Be sure to write “In Memory of Weston Elijah/Buffalo CuddleCot” on the note section of the check itself.
  2. Make a donation via SOBBS PayPal account

On the second page (after entering in credit card and billing information) click on “add special instructions to the seller,” and in the “notes” box please type “In Memory of Weston Elijah/Buffalo CuddleCot.”

Adoption STAR has donated $500.00 in honor of Weston, as has TxMQ (, Corey’s place of employment. We hope you’ll support us (and Corey) in this worthy endeavor.