About the film
mother child abuse single parent based on novel or book smoking baby social work drug addiction adoption liberation social worker self-abandonment court case custody battle son looking for birth parents surrogate mother racist interracial relationship extramarital affair
Release Date: March 17, 1995
|Slogan||:||«Who decides what makes a mother?»|
|Producers||:||Hawk Koch, Kimberly Brent, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, Sharon Owyang|
|Writers||:||Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, Seth Margolis|
Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, and her husband, Charles. Years later, Khaila has gone through rehab and holds a steady job. After learning that her child is still alive, she challenges Margaret for the custody.