When Cathy, 6, arrives at her foster home, she’s anxious and withdrawn. Fortunately, her kind foster father, Reynald, slowly breaks through her shell and helps her adjust. After being shipped to a group home, Keyla, 12, takes great risks to keep in touch with a friend she met at her previous foster home. A frequent runaway, unruly 16-year-old Mégane ends up in a detention centre that makes her life hell. When Manu, 18, finally reaches the age of majority, she feels abandoned and alone and must learn to adapt to her newfound freedom. In her second feature film, Nathalie Saint-Pierre follows the tragic lives of four young girls lost in the child welfare system. As their stories criss-cross, the film exposes the flaws of a system that bounces children from place to place with no regard for the emotional cost of these upheavals. Broken friendships, shouting matches, teen crises, and codes of conduct are all part of this gripping drama that avoids the pitfall of coming across as judgmental or maudlin.