I had just graduated high school in 1997. Two months after graduating, I found myself pregnant. Found out the pregnancy had caused a very large cyst, the size of a grapefruit, on my ovary. I was told by my doctor, the chances of being pregnant, after this emergency operation, was slim. That felt kind of like a relief to me, I was 18 years old, had alot going for me, and this was very much a curveball to my life! I had seen the ultrasound of my baby, prior to surgery, and thought, well, it wasn't your time, little one. I went through surgery, and everything came out as expected. I was told I would bleed alot, as I was losing the baby. 2 weeks later, on Christmas Eve, I went in to have my stitches removed from the laperoscopy. They did an ultrasound to see how I was healing inside......that's when we saw, there was still a baby! Not one, but two! They were alive and kicking! I immediately asked the doctor how this could be, as I had been bleeding heavily! The docs only response was, I may have had triplets, and lost the 3rd. Naturally, being 18 years old, knowing I have twins inside me, I had alot to think about! My parents were very supportive! They told me, research all your options! After you researched everything, we will back you on any decision you make! That's when I found Alternative Avenues in Ontario! They were so informative on any and all decisions I had! I chose to keep my beautiful baby girls! I went to every meeting until the twins were about 6 months old. I loved the idea of earning points for helping other moms, giving clothes and food to others that needed it for their babies! This group helped me more, in my unimaginable time of need, than any other non profit organization I could ever think of! To date, my twins are 22 years old, one is now out of the Army, the other twin went to college and is in the restaurant business. Thank you Alternative Avenues for being a huge part of making the best decision of my life, and having 2 Beautiful babies turn into great pillars of society!
Review from Guidestar