What a great read! Books like Mom at Last make me want to read more nonfiction. Being a mother to a two-year old, I could really identify with Sharon’s desire to become a mother. I can’t imagine not having my baby, and the thought of being physically unable to have children is heartbreaking to me. Mom at Last made me appreciate motherhood even more than I already do.

Mom at Last How I Never Gave Up MemoirI liked Sharon right from the start. She is strong, decisive, and smart. What really made me fall in love with her, though, was how she triumphs despite her hardships. No matter the circumstances, she never gave up on her calling to be a mother. When I read about how Sharon lost her twin boys halfway through the pregnancy, I cried for her. I could not believe the turn of events that lead to that heartache.

But the most enlightening part of this book was the portrayal of Sharon’s journey to adoption. I had no idea that Russian adoptions are handled like that! I was shocked at the cost, the organization of the Russian authorities (or lack thereof) and how long the entire process takes. I knew adopting a child was a very long and arduous process, but I had no idea just how many steps future parents have to take and how many hoops they have to jump through. It boggles my mind that it’s so hard for good people to adopt a child, but any woman can get pregnant and have a baby, no matter how seemingly unfit of a mother she may be.”

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