MY FLESH AND BLOOD is a feature length verit documentary about the Tom family - eleven special needs children adopted by Fairfield, California mother Susan Tom - and the story of Susan's battle with her emotionally disturbed teenage son. With limited help from the state, Susan cares for a bustling and often chaotic house of children with conditions ranging from genetic skin disease to missing limbs. Encouraged by Susan to feel a sense of self-acceptance, most of the children thrive despite their disabilities. But Susan's limits are tested when her enraged 15 year-old son threatens to kill one of his siblings. And when one child unexpectedly dies, the Tom family must come to understand death at an early age.