Unable to have children of their own, Milland and Tierney explore the possibility of adoption, but become frustrated and impatient when they learn that they may have to wait two years before they can adopt. When newspaperman Milland learns of a foundling being held at police
headquarters, he informs Tierney about it and the two seek to adopt the child. The legal agency appears to be fairly optimistic about the situation and Tierney's love for the lost child grows and grows. Milland, however, begins an obsessive search to learn who the baby's parents were, a search
that convinces the adoption agency that Milland's unstable behavior is a sign that he is an unfit pare...