Bernice and Fontayne grew up the closest of friends. After high school Bernice got into social services and Fontayne just got into trouble. Twenty years later Bernice is assigned as parole officer for Fontayne– just released from prison and fighting a drug habit. But Bernice’s son, Rodney, has gone missing on the Mexican border. Fontayne enlists an ex-LAPD detective to help them find Rodney.
Casa de los Babys is an intense and provocative ensemble drama. Casa captures six American women at one of the most emotionally charged moments of their lives- each one on the verge of adopting a baby. Trapped together in an exotic South American motel run by the colorful Señora Muñoz, they anxiously wait for the local bureaucracy to process their adoption of newborns from the nearby orphanage. Over the weeks, they share the hope and desperation surrounding their overwhelming desires to have a child.
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