Three women's lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. KAREN (Annette Bening) had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. ELIZABETH (Naomi Watts) grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. LUCY (Kerry Washington) is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.
The cast includes Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, David Ramsey, Shareeka Epps, S. Epatha Merkerson, David Morse, Amy Brenneman, Marc Blucas, Tatyana Ali, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Carla Gallo, Cherry Jones and Britt Robertson.