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 fourteen hours’ notice, she became an instant mom to a preschooler through foster care.
Instant Mom is Nia’s hilarious and poignant true chronicle of her attempts to become a mother. 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. Nia 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. Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family.
You can also view the trailer for Nia’s book, Instant Mom, here.