The 16-year-old told a press conference in Southern California that she's proud of he achievement in sailing more than 12,000 nautical miles.
Sunderland's voyage ended when a wave rolled her boat in the southern Indian Ocean and snapped her mast.
Sunderland's mother is pregnant with her eighth child, and Sunderland says she may have a new little brother before her press conference is over.
A statement issued by her parents says they have been subjected to intense personal criticism that has crossed the line of decency.
Sunderland has defended her sailing attempt.