Summary

Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family.
Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only 14 hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler.
Instant Mom is Vardalos' hilarious and poignant true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters asking, "Any baby news?" With her signature wit and candor, she describes her and husband Ian Gomez's bumpy road to parenting, how they found their daughter, and what happened next. Vardalos includes a comprehensive how-to-adopt section and explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming. She learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption - motherhood comes in many forms.
In Instant Mom, Vardalos shares the terrifying joys of parenthood and for the first time reveals her stubborn optimism and perseverance on her trek to finally becoming a mom, instantly.
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©2013 Nia Vardalos (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

Beautiful Adoption Story

Such an encouraging story of how adopting from the foster care system can answer your prayers to become a parent. Challenges of becoming an instant mom, challenges of becoming a mother to a toddler who has not experienced stability, and how to overcome these challenges and be the best adoptive mom you possibly can be.

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5 out of 5 stars
By AJ Wilson on 01-04-18

I enjoyed it

I enjoyed this book. The story is about building a family through adopting from foster care. I loved hearing the first hand account. It meant a lot to me.

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