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Our mission

Giving grieving parents hope through Christ.

Giving back

Each purchase from our ministry helps support newly bereaved families. We donate a portion of our print sales to faith-based nonprofits that support families going through pregnancy and infant loss.

Our ministry

Mother of Wilde was founded in Wilmington, North Carolina by bereaved parents, Brian and Moria Rooney.


Our ministry began in June 2021, only three months after our son, Noah Wilde Rooney, was stillborn as a way to honor our him and spread the hope of Christ.

Mother of Wilde's ministry is founded on Christian principles.


As a pro-life ministry, we are simply the vessels that God is using to further His kingdom. We don’t just love what we do, we love who we do it for. We can only hope that this is clear on our website and in our prints. 


As bereaved parents ourselves, we first started creating memorials with bereaved parents in mind. We longed to help families feel connected to their babies, see something tangible in their homes, and to give them hope when they need it most.

​Our ministry reaches bereaved families of every kind:

  • Miscarriage or early pregnancy loss before 20 weeks gestation, majority of miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities

  • Chemical pregnancy, a very early miscarriage

  • Stillbirth or baby loss after 20 weeks gestation, death of a fetus in the womb before birth with causes that include infection, placenta problems, pregnancy complications, high blood pressure, umbilical cord issues, and other maternal medical complications

  • Missed miscarriage, when the doctor diagnosed the miscarriage based on lab results but you haven't had noticeable miscarriage symptoms

  • Neonatal infant loss or death, the death of a newborn baby younger than 28 days old (regardless of gestational age at birth)

  • First-trimester loss, sometimes called a "spontaneous abortion" in the healthcare field

  • Second-trimester loss, known as late miscarriages with causes that reflect cervical insufficiency, congenital birth defects, placental problems, chromosomal abnormalities or other factors

  • Preterm delivery from cervical insufficiency, a medical condition in which the cervix dilates too early in the pregnancy

  • Preterm birth complications and low birth weight, the leading cause of death amount children under 5 years of age

  • Birth defects, about one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect

  • Recurrent miscarriage, when a miscarriage happens multiple times in a row

  • Molar pregnancy, a rare condition that causes pregnancy tissue to grow abnormally and causes chromosomal abnormality at the time of fertilization

  • Blighted ovum, known as an anembryonic pregnancy

  • Termination of a desired pregnancy, sometimes called a selective abortion with termination for medical reasons such as severe fetal birth defects and health complications that threaten the life of the baby or mother

  • Ectopic pregnancy, when a fertilized egg implants someplace other than in the uterus

  • Abortion, known as induced abortion or induced miscarriage, intervention and termination of a pregnancy 

  • D&C procedure, a procedure to remove tissue from your uterus if you had a miscarriage or abortion

  • Sudden infant death syndrome, usually no signs to alert parents that anything is wrong in SIDS as the child less than one year of age dies suddenly

  • Child injuries, like suffocation and unintentional injury

In 2022, we saw the need for hope-filled birth prints and expanded our offerings to include prints for living children. 

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