A self-absorbed, womanizing businessman has an unexpected child by a carefree single mother of two children. Infuriated by the womans deceptive assurances of birth control, he wants nothing to do with her or the unborn child. To appease his conscience, he reasons that her deception has cast doubt on the true paternity of the child while reaffirming his own lack of emotional attachment over a passing fling. However, several months into the pregnancy, he cannot resist the gnawing feeling that the unborn child, potentially his first, is his and may need him. As he juggles his feelings of guilt, with the escalating feelings the mother begins to cultivate toward him, he comes to crossroads: continue down the same selfish, fleshly path that caused this, or begin living with a purpose, a cause. Yet if he decides to change himself, can he change the stereotype that envelopes, the system that rejects, and the society that questions? How hard will a father fight for the love of his child? For the Love of the Child shows how one fathers custodial fight for his endangered daughter magnifies the traditional flaws of gender inequality and prejudice within the judicial system.