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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Nia Vardalos (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 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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  • AJ Wilson
  • 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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  • shalalalala
  • 24-01-18

I cried and laughed at the same time.

This was a very enjoyable listen especially since I can hear Nia's personality through her narration. I would recommend this book to anyone curious about adoption or seriously considering adoption. Nia was honest and straightforward about her journey into motherhood and shared the same thoughts and questions most people would have in a similar situation.

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  • Tina
  • 29-08-17

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An emotional and relatable story. I knew I wanted to read it. I just didn't know I needed it.

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  • Ellen Goodman
  • 12-02-17

Instant Mom

Great book easy ready .And even more enjoyable being tread by nia vardalos. Buy this book

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  • Alicia
  • 27-08-16

Inspirational

Positive and uplifting. I want to thank Ms. Vardalos for sharing her story. She has so much strength and grace.

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  • Jennifer J. Hall
  • 14-06-16

A Must Listen!

incredible book and made into an even funnier, interesting listen because it is read by the author. i cried and laughed my way through this book. Thank you Nia for writing it and turning it into an audio book. I'm hoping for a sequel.

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  • Hollie B.
  • 24-03-16

Nia Vardalos is incredible!

I love this book so much. The reader can see and hear the sparkle in the authors eyes as she reads this touching autobiographical piece. Finished it very quickly and about to listen to it again!

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  • S. Winchester
  • 07-03-16

A great book for any parent or parent to be

I really enjoyed this book, and was sad when it ended. It's such a heartfelt and sweet story. It also brought tears to my eyes a few times, and it's funny as hell!

Nia and Ian are so relatable as parents and as people. I wish I could go to one of their dinner parties!

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  • Chelsea
  • 29-07-15

I LOVE Nia!

This is such a beautiful, humorous, and inspirational story. I loved every minute and caught myself laughing out loud and tearing up and simply connecting with this story. She did such a great job!