Nia Vardalos chronicled her experiences with love and marriage in the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but, for the Canadian writer and actor, a baby in a carriage wasn’t an easy next step.
“After 10 years of trying to become a parent, my daughter was almost three years old when my husband [actor Ian Gomez] and I met her,” Vardalos told Breakfast Television on Wednesday.
Vardalos has written about her experiences with infertility and adoption through the foster system in her new book Instant Mom.
She joked that with only “14 hours notice, a pre-schooler walked in our door.”
“I became an instant mom,” she said, which inspired the title of the book.
While the book is a personal account of Vardalos’ road to parenthood, she’s also an adoption advocate and the book contains 25 pages of information on how to adopt, from all over Canada and the world.
“I didn’t know that there are 33,000 kids in Canada that could be in your home. If parenthood is eluding you, there are other ways,” she said.
Instant Mom was released in stores last week.