Théo is given up for adoption by his biological mother on the very day he is born. After this anonymous birth, the mother has two months to change her mind… Or not. The child welfare services and adoption service spring into action… The former have to take care of the baby and support it during this limbo-like time, this period of uncertainty, while the latter must find a woman to become his adoptive mother. She is called Alice, and she has spent the last ten years fighting to have a child.
"While British film-makers such as Ken Loach approach issues rooted in a personal situation, French social realists are often drawn towards the overall functioning of an institution. Maybe it is France’s statist traditions that are responsible."