Married couple Pete and Ellie Wagner, feeling a void in the marriage, visit a foster care center. Two social workers, Karen and Sharon, guide the hopeful parents on the steps to getting into becoming adoptive parents. The couples are brought to a fair where they have the chance to go up to kids that they are interested in adopting. Pete and Ellie walk by the teenagers, although Ellie shows hesitance over raising a teen, but one of the teens, Lizzie, informs Ellie that they all know no one wants to adopt the teens. Pete and Ellie talk to Karen and Sharon over potentially taking in Lizzie. The social workers inform the couple that Lizzie's mother is a drug addict who is currently in jail, and she set their home on fire because she left the crack pipe lit. They also find that Lizzie has two younger siblings, Juan and Lita. Although this seems like more of a challenge for Pete and Ellie, they agree to meet the siblings. Pete and Ellie have Thanksgiving dinner with Ellie's family, where ...
Charlie McDermott has a brief appearance as Stewart. In his one line of dialogue, he says to Lizzie "what's up what's up?" That line was one of his featured lines in Sex Drive (2008), another movie by Sean Anders. See more »
During the Thanksgiving dinner, Ellie has a red necklace appear and disappear multiple times. See more »
Did you meet any kids that you're curious about?
We met one little girl who was sitting all by herself, very sweet, a little guarded, kind of had a little wall around her. Really small for her age too, maybe a fetal alcohol thing or something?
I saw her... Oh, right there.
The little sad-looking one with pigtails who seems like she's been chained to a radiator half her life.
Uh, that's my daughter.
The radiator kid?
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Photos of real life foster families are seen throughout the end credits, interspersed with footage of Isabela Moner performing the end credits song, 'Stay with you'. See more »
For the film's Australian release, the distributor chose to remove a single use of strong language in order to obtain a PG classification. This edited version of the film was later used for its DVD/Video release. An uncut M classification was available. See more »
I saw this movie today in Malaysia and it was just really well written. Dialogue and genuine care of the characters makes the experience so enjoyable. Best acting performance to all the characters in this movie ! Heart warming inspired in real events ! To director Sean Anders you did a great job !
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