“I was single for many years, one could say that I even gave up hope of starting a family of my own and of being a mother. I never thought that at the age of 31 I would be able to find a husband of my own,” says Sigal, one of the women helped by the EFRAT/Save a Jewish Baby organization. Sigal, like many other thousands of women, who was helped by Save a Jewish Baby tells her story:
“Someone came over to me at a family event and pointed out a young man who was interested in getting to know me. I was somewhat surprised but decided to go with it. We began dating and I felt that we might have something serious. He was a French immigrant, divorced with two kids who were still in France. When I found out that I was pregnant we decided to get married. Upon making that decision, I felt that he started growing more distant. He began telling me about the problems he was having with his ex, and how she was trying to get more money from him. He eventually left and I found myself alone.
My world crashed in on me. I had no idea how I was going to be able to raise a baby all by myself. I felt that the world had become an evil place and that I did not want to bring a child into such a world. A friend of mine suggested that I contact EFRAT/SAJB, so I did. It was one of the wisest decisions I have ever made in my life.
They were the light at the end of the tunnel for me. They helped me to realize just how important the life I was carrying inside me truly was. After years of being alone, this new life, the life of my child, will help fill my own life with new meaning. I would no longer be alone. I would have someone to look after and care for, someone who would return that love.
Throughout the entire pregnancy, a volunteer from EFRAT/SAJB helped me and counseled me. She was sensitive, dependable, caring, she always listened and guided me through the rough patches. Today I am the proud mother of a three-month-old princess. After the birth I received a package of all the supplies that I would need to help care for the baby: a crib, bath, toys, food, diapers, clothes and everything else we could possibly need.
I don’t think that I will ever be able to properly thank EFRAT/SAJB enough for helping me to become a happy mother. Because of them, I have something to wake up for in the morning now. Thank you.”
Sigal’s story is one of thousands like it and there are more happening everyday due to the good works that EFRAT/SAJB does, most of which is thanks to the over 3,000 volunteers that help to make the organization what it is today. EFRAT/SAJB has saved to date over 57,000 children from abortion and helped that many mothers and more, to care for their newborns during the first two years of their lives.
To learn more about the EFRAT/Save a Jewish Baby organization and how you can help, click here.