As a nanny for Miller and Carolyn Johnson in Los Angeles, Mexican-born Ehrlinda loves Kira as if the four-month-old child is her own. When Kira is kidnapped, Ehrlinda grieves as much as the babys parents. Authorities are certain that Kira was taken by Courtney Revell, the New York City woman who became the egg donor when Carolyn, a busy advertising executive, was not able to conceive on her own.
After the kidnapping, Ehrlinda has dreams that Kira has been taken to Mexico. When they become too powerful to ignore, she persuades Carolyn to travel to Mexico to look for Kira. Together, the two women search a number of Mexican cities for the baby with the beautiful round face and blonde curls.
During the journey, the two women each come to terms with their own motherhoodEhrlinda, who lost a child to miscarriage after being beaten, and Carolyn, who lost Kira to kidnapping. Together, they discover what it means to be a real mother.