In Los Angeles, therapist Karen is a bitter woman that nurses terminal mother Nora with the support of her maid Tracy that has a little daughter. Karen misses her unknown daughter that she gave for adoption thirty-seven years ago when she was fourteen years old. Her new colleague Paco, who is a widower, is a gentle man and courts the unpleasant Karen. The bakery owner Lucy wishes desperately to adopt a child since she can not have a baby but her husband Joseph is not supportive to the idea. Efficient lawyer Elizabeth, who is Karen's daughter, is an independent and promiscuous woman that does not want to have a baby and has tubal ligation. When she joins the law firm of Paul, she has a love affair with him and becomes his mistress. When Nora passes away, she feels a great need to know Elizabeth. She marries Paco and his daughter Maria, who is a religious woman, convinces her to seek out Elizabeth. When Lucy meets single mother Ray, who is a demanding woman, Joseph leaves her since he does not want to raise a foster child. When Elizabeth finds that she is pregnant, she quits her job in Paul's firm and works as secretary in a small company. Their lives will be entwined in very dramatic situations.