SEAFORD, DE, January 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sharon Simons had a dream to be a mom. Since her girlhood, she never doubted that dream would one day become a reality. After all, that's the way life goes, isn't it? You grow up, go to school, forge a career path, and then somewhere along the way meet your soul mate, get married, and start a family. For Sharon, the journey wasn't quite so simple.
Sharon's new memoir MOM AT LAST: How I Never Gave Up On Becoming A Mother (Morgan James Publishers, August 2013) tells a story of fierce determination and optimism on the journey to motherhood. It is a journey full of set-backs and emotionally devastating pitfalls, but is ultimately one that leads her to pure joy.
Sharon underwent three In Vitro Fertilization procedures, experienced the elation of pregnancy followed by the devastation of a late term miscarriage, suffered an ectopic pregnancy, and finally navigated the emotionally fraught waters of international adoption to bring home two precious baby boys from Russia. Sharon's experiences during that time defined her as a person and helped her to become the mother, wife, business woman and entrepreneur she is today.
MOM AT LAST appeals to the thousands of women who have experienced the pain of infertility along with that dizzying rollercoaster ride that characterizes treatment. More than 85,000 women undergo In Vitro Fertilization every year, and yet just over 25,000 IVF babies are born annually. In 2013, Americans adopted 11,059 children from other countries. Domestic adoptions totaled in the hundreds of thousands. Sadly, the public primarily sees the few horror stories that have made splashy headlines or scintillating segments on morning news shows. Missing are the voices of the joyful families made complete by the vast majority of adoptions.
MOM AT LAST is the antidote to those gloomy tales, appealing to the families of adopted children, as well as their friends, and families who are hoping to adopt in the future.
Sharon Simons is the creator of http://www.momatlast.com/, a website that offers an online community for women who are either struggling to become mothers, or wish to share their success stories with those who are. In addition she developed the adoption app -- for iPhone and Android (www.theadoptionapp.com) -- a mobile organizer and resource guide designed to help hopeful parents navigate the complicated process of adoption. Sharon has been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, as well as numerous other television and radio shows, and her fun product, Mommy's Sippy Cup, was featured on The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda. Sharon currently works as a director of marketing in the insurance industry in New Jersey. She lives in Delaware with her husband and children.
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