Final Arrangements

While it may seem insensitive to discuss monetary issues related to a child’s death, funerals and burials can be expensive, so it is important for families to know what to expect, and what consumer protections are available. Unfortunately, the emotional difficulty of the situation and time pressures related to making decisions can add to the financial burdens facing grieving families. Please do not hesitate to discuss financial concerns with your child’s BMT or hospice social worker, or your faith community, as appropriate. Some sources of assistance may be available.

Information on Funeral Planning

Funerals: A Consumer Guide
Federal Trade Commission

People’s Memorial Association
Nonprofit organization offering information to WA consumers on making informed funeral and memorial decisions.

Puget Sound Consumer Checkbook Guide to Funeral Services