Sue Johnston narrates the story of Maisie, an eight-year-old girl with two failed adoptions behind her. Jim and Sue are a remarkable couple who have already successfully adopted eight other children. They are experts in parenting extremely damaged children but even they find Maisie's tantrums tough to cope with. But if Jim and Sue can't turn Maisie around, she'll be returned to care. They hope that a unique course of therapy programme offered by Family Futures can provide the key to Maisie's recovery. This extraordinary and moving fim follows the family's journey over the course of a year as they work towards their goal of adopting Maisie.