Desiree, a 12 year old transgender foster child making great strides in becoming the person she identified as, finally found a place in the world where she belonged. Her teacher, Ms. Rosenthal, has taken her in and an adoption is pending. Desiree no longer has to worry about having a place to belong but struggles with how soon can she transition to full-time, including at school. Even with the wait, life was looking up.
Until her new, ex-marine, social service worker finds out the Ms. Rosenthal is facilitating Desiree's transition and takes offense. He makes Desiree do an about face, causing her to retreat from whence she came.
As the legal tangles get worked out, Desiree's world is turned upside down and inside out. Returned to a world she no longer belongs, she finds it difficult to keep her head above water. All the while, Janice has criminal charges of her own to contend with.
Janice and Desiree each go through their own person wars, but some things are worth fighting for.