Instant Mom by Nia VardalosInstant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Instant Mom

byNia Vardalos

Paperback | May 6, 2014

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In Instant Mom, Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, tells her hilarious and poignant road-to-parenting story that eventually leads to her daughter and prompts her to become a major advocate for adoption.
 
Moments after Nia Vardalos finds out she has been nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she is alone and en route to a fertility clinic, trying yet again for a chance at motherhood.
 
Vardalos chronicles her attempts to have a baby, and how she tries everything—from drinking jugs of green mud tea, to acupuncture, to working with two surrogates. Finally, she and her husband, actor Ian Gomez, decide to try adoption and discover a free service: Foster Family Agencies. Then one day, the social workers "match" her with an almost-three-year-old girl, who she knows, instantly, is her daughter.
 
With her signature wit and candor, Nia Vardalos reveals what really came next—the truth of how she and her husband transitioned a preschooler into their home. Vardalos opens up about the bawling-tears and belly-laughter that all make up what it means to be...a parent.

Nia Vardalos is the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated writer and actress of such films asMy Big Fat Greek Wedding,Connie and Carla,My Life in Ruins, andI Hate Valentine's Day, and co-writer with Tom Hanks ofLarry Crowne. She lives in Los Angeles with her family, and donatesInstant Momproceeds to adoption charities.
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Title:Instant MomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062231847

ISBN - 13:9780062231840

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you Nia As a fan of my big fat Greek Wedding I was astonished to find she (Nia) wrote a book about fertility issues and her personal experience of adopting. I too am also look at taking that journey in my life. And am very thankful to say this book opened the door about fostering and how adoption REALLY works. Rather than most books glossing over everything, Nia has opened her heart and strangers into her personal journey and managed to break barriers with her truth. Surprise, Surprise we are all human no matter if were a greek black sheep, average Joe or a movie star. A must read for anyone looking for the truth and hope in their lives.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book A very useful book for anyone who wants to become parents and adoption!!
Date published: 2017-02-16

Editorial Reviews

“If you have ever considered bringing a child who isn’t an infant into your family, it’s the book you’ll want to read. And if you just enjoy a good, honest memoir, it’s the book for you, too.”