Gaby is looking for a home where she can invite her best friends over and have a warm breakfast a couple of times a week. Having the newest cell phone or fancy clothes isn't important, but Gaby would like to have a cat that she can talk to when she is home alone. Gaby loves volunteering at a local animal shelter. She plays with the kittens, helps to obedience train the dogs, and writes adoption advertisements so that the strays who live there can find their forever homes: places where they'll be loved and cared for, no matter what. Gaby has been feeling like a bit of a stray herself, lately. Her mother was recently deported to Honduras and Gaby is stuck living with her inattentive dad. She's confident that her mom will come home soon so that they can adopt Gaby's favorite shelter cat together. When the cat's original owners turn up at the shelter, however, Gaby worries that her plans for the perfect family are about to fall apart.