It's Rakhi, the Hindu holiday and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate. Soon it looks as if his wish will come true; his parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha. She is coming all the way from India, where Arun's dad was born. The family prepares for Asha's arrival, not knowing it will be almost a year until they receive governmental approval. Arun is impatient for her arrival but as time passes he finds his own special ways to build a bond with his sister, who is still halfway around the world.