Kara was abandoned as an infant in China. An American family, who never formally adopted her, found Kara but she is left with no identity papers. Kara’s father travels back to Montana and it leaves her mother without a visa. Kara’s mother stays hidden for society but when Kara’s sister Jodie comes for a visit, everything goes wrong. Jodie gets sick and has to be rushed to the hospital, exposing Kara’s secret.
Kara is sent to an orphanage for disabled children, since her hand is not formed properly. Kara deals with abandonment and she does not understand why she cannot be with her parents. A family in Florida are interested in adopted Kara, but she is conflicted. The new family comes to get Kara in China and she goes back to Florida to live with them. Kara must learn that you can have more than one family.