October Baby is a dramatic film with a Christian theme. It tells the story of Hannah, a young woman who discovers that her mother almost had her aborted. Hannah is stunned by this news and she embarks on a road trip across the country to discover the circumstances surrounding her birth. The film is said to be loosely based on a true story.
Hannah discovers that she was almost aborted but instead put up for adoption in dramatic fashion. She is rehearing for a school play when she collapses on stage. It is when she visits to the doctor to discover what is wrong with her that she finds out about her past. Her adoptive parents confess to her that she was adopted.
Hannah is stunned and, with her best friend in tow, she decides to head cross country to find her birth mother. She locates the nurse who assisted in her birth and begins to ask her question. She finds out that she has a twin brother who died shortly after birth. Hannah is very angry with all the circumstances surrounding her birth and adoption. She is angry at her birth mother for rejecting her and angry with her adoptive parents for waiting so long to tell her the truth. Conflicted, she heads into a church for comfort and talks about her problems with a priest. The priest tells her that she needs to forgive everybody in her life and so she does. He tells her that Jesus forgave her for her sins so she can forgive everybody else for their. Hannah experiences a change of heart and she begins to heal from the circumstances relating to her birth.
The film is not all serious matter though. There is a love story as well. Hannah experiences a romance with her best friend, Jason. Their relationship grows while he accompanies her on her cross country trip.
October Baby is a religious film and it deals with many controversial and spiritual elements. The themes of forgiveness and redemption are strong throughout. The debate over abortion takes center stage in the film.