Mom at Last, How I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother
What readers say:

About Mom at Last, Sharon Simons

Sharon had a dream to become a mother which she was determined to follow. Her path was difficult but ultimately successful. Born in New Jersey and living in Delaware, she is married to her soul mate Rick and the very proud Mom to her two sons Dylan and Hunter.
"The stories we share in the 
Mom At Last Community 
are about mothers or women aspiring to be moms and their experiences. They can share and learn about in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, adoption, and other paths to motherhood. Members not only learn but receive emotional support. I personally went through three IVF’s, a pregnancy loss of twins, and subsequently adopted. I feel I have been down the same path many women are headed, and I am here to answer any questions I can.​"
~Sharon Simons
"Mom at Last is a very emotional read, if you have gone through infertility, IVF, miscarriage, and thinking of adoption you will understand the thoughts and feelings Sharon Simons goes through during her book. I wanted to read this book because I have been through similar things myself and have considered adoption and I thought it would be interesting to read about it from another person’s point of view and not from the leaflets I receive from agencies that basically sugar-coat things and make it look like it’s a simple processes. Another thing that grabbed me was the authors name Sharon Simons, I wonder if we are distant relations as we share the same surname.

"I was totally gripped to Mom at Last from the very beginning, I felt Sharon’s pain through losing her babies, her pain when things didn’t work out, but I also felt immense joy when she finally got her boys forever. I did laugh at the first time they had the boys on their own, and they had diaper explosions, too.

Mom at Last is a great book, especially when you are about to give up on your dreams of becoming a Mom, the way Sharon explains her journey to become a Mom will give anyone who reads it HOPE. Well written and it was a pleasure to read."
 ~ Stressed Rach Review

The courage and fortitude you and Rick had to continue your journey against extremely terrible circumstances was just so moving to me. We all toss around words like, “destiny” and “miracles” but this is one of those times where I feel both were created out of the love that you and Rick share. Your book is a testament to courage, dedication, and an inspiration to all that read your eloquent words. Congratulations on the much deserved success you will be seeing shortly, when the book is released. What a moving story you have given your boys to read. 
~ Elizabeth Sickel

"After losing the twins, 'you can go either way — get depressed or you can be more determined' to have a child, she said. 'And I think it made me more determined, to know that that was what I wanted — to be a mom. I was going to figure it out one way or another.'
~Anonymous Blog Comment

"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.

"I 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.

"The other thing I learned from Mom at Last was how arduous IVF really is. I always thought of it as daily hormone shots and then getting your eggs harvested at the end of your cycle, then having the fertilized embryos implanted later. I never realized just how many injections are involved, how painful they are, and what the side effects are. Sharon went through several IVF cycles and I felt so badly for her. It is truly a draining process, both emotionally, physically and financially.

"The only thing I didn't love about Mom at Last was that it felt didactic at times. I wanted more emotion and less instruction---but I got tons of emotion at the end of the story. I was so happy for Sharon to finally become a mother, and for her sons to have a loving, secure home. I would definitely recommend Mom at Last. It's a great, powerful read, perfect for Mother's Day!"
~Anonymous Blog Comment

How I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother

for those trying unsuccessfully to have a child
Her biological clock ticking louder each day, Sharon Simons felt her heart sink as yet another “Mr. Wonderful” turned out to be a frog---not the prince she was waiting for. But when the right man did come along, their journey toward parenthood seemed more like a machete trail through a jungle than the smooth path of her dreams. Enduring multiple failed IVFs and the loss of their unborn twins, Sharon and her husband decided to adopt---taking a whirlwind trip to Russia and navigating the rough waters of international adoption red tape. Their journey ended, or rather began, when two baby boys were placed in their arms for the long trip home.

Most women enjoy celebrating motherhood. On Mother's Day... Flowers, sentimental greeting cards, big hugs, “I love you” phone calls . . . maybe even some Belgian waffles in bed. Of course, for women who yearn to be called “Mommy” but still have empty arms Mother’s Day can be a sad holiday. 
Sharon struggled to become a Mom, dealing with the uncertain world of infertility including three In Vitro Fertilizations, Tubal Pregnancy, and the Loss of a Pregnancy with twin boys at 19 weeks. That loss only made her more determined to become a Mom. Thankfully that dream became a reality through the use of International Adoption.

Sharon Simons took her experiences and created Mom at Last, a community of women who struggled through their journey towards becoming a Mom, at Last! She wrote Mom at Last: How I Never Gave Up On Becoming a Mother to inspire other women who are having a difficult time becoming a mother. In addition to creating the Mom at Last Community & writing her Memoir, Sharon Simons has created the Mommy's Sippy Cup™ (wine glass), TheAdoptionApp™, a Domestic and International Adoption Process Mobile App for iPhone and Android, and TheAdoptionKit™, an Adoption Survival Kit™ to help you through the adoption process.

Part love story, part adoption memoir, and all heart, Mom at Last is the story of one woman’s fierce determination to become a mother. Full of setbacks and emotionally devastating pitfalls, ultimately the journey leads her to true love and pure joy. Mom at Last will inspire women who find themselves on that sometimes difficult journey to motherhood, giving hope that motherhood is possible and encouraging women to never give up on their dreams. While every journey to motherhood is different, Mom at Last lets women know they are not alone in the struggle toward motherhood.​
Sharon talks to Dr. Oz about infertility...
Mom at Last Community
"Part love story, part adoption memoir and really a story of determination..." - a book anyone can enjoy!