Violet is 19 years old and struggling to raise her infant son, Charlie, alone. After losing her job, she hears author Peyton on a local talk show discussing the topic of coping with impossible circumstances. Violet decides to leave baby Charlie on Peyton’s door step with a note asking Peyton to take care of him. Peyton eventually locates Violet, who is then arrested for child abandonment. Violet is heartbroken over the possibility of losing custody of Charlie and, although Peyton wants to keep him, she sees that Violet is being truthful and decides to help her convince the judge to let her keep Charlie.