Resentful that her mother cannot afford to send her to art school, and unable to hold down a steady job, Danielle is dissatisfied with her lot. So when she discovers that her mother gave birth to her as a surrogate child for a wealthy couple, but couldn't bear to part with her, she seizes the opportunity to search for the parents she should have had. It's a simple plan, but Danny is unaware of convoluted difficulties that preceded her birth. Her arrival in the Naylor household creates problems, and the friendships she forms almost end in heartbreak for all concerned. But an unexpected turn of events transforms her fortunes, and she emerges a wiser and stronger woman.