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My Christmas Family Tree

It’s the Christmas season. Vanessa Hall is a New York based social worker working for a non-profit foster child placement service, she doing so to pay it forward in being brought up in the foster care system herself. She never knew her father, and her single mother passed away when Vanessa was nine, before Vanessa could ask her anything about her father. In taking an ancestry test, Vanessa not only learns her ethnic makeup, but that there is a positive paternal test in the company’s system, her biological father being Richard Hendricks, who lives an hour’s drive away in Barrington, CT complete with wife Pauline and three teen to adolescent aged children, Caitlin, Aidan and Emilia. Discussing it on both sides and the two eventually meeting, Vanessa accepts Richard’s offer for her to come spend a few days with him and his family in Barrington to get to know them before she meets the extended family who will descend on the house on Christmas Eve. The only other person who has been invited for that extended stay at the same time is family friend, New York corporate lawyer Kris who would be able to give Vanessa a lift. Much like Vanessa, Kris is no longer with any biological family after his parents – his father Richard’s best friend – passed away when Kris was in college, he having since spent such time with the Hendricks in they being his surrogate family. Getting over some initial jitters and apprehensions on both sides, Vanessa and the Hendricks end up making an emotional connection as family. That connection is threatened by the different experiences Vanessa and Richard had with Vanessa’s mother, those unanswered questions which may in turn threaten the burgeoning romantic connection between Vanessa and Kris.

My Christmas Family Tree
My Christmas Family Tree
My Christmas Family Tree
My Christmas Family Tree
My Christmas Family Tree