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We were newly married and struggling financially. My husband tried to open a small business but it didn't work out, for reasons beyond his control. Then I found out I was pregnant. I couldn’t accept that I’d be having a baby in such circumstances. We were barely scraping by and were living in a tiny apartment with no possibility of moving to a larger place. A neighbor referred me to EFRAT and I spoke to a kind volunteer but I remained steadfast in my decision. I terminated the pregnancy.
Four months later, I was shocked to find out I was pregnant again. When I was told I was expecting twins, I was beside myself. This was way beyond my ability. The first thing I thought to do was to call the EFRAT volunteer who had spoken to me during my first pregnancy.
The volunteer comforted me. She shared the thought that I’d been blessed with two children—one for my first pregnancy as well. I found that very encouraging. The knowledge that EFRAT was there for me, and would help me after the birth, gave me the courage to go ahead and have the twins. Today, with EFRAT’s help, I am so happy with my babies. Nothing is more important to me than the lives of my children.