Tired of waiting for the perfect partner, and alarmed by the deafening tic-toc of her biological clock, 39 year-old filmmaker Janet Merewether decides to take life into her own hands and embark on a journey into the new social phenomenon of solo motherhood by choice. She joins a waiting list for a donor insemination program, but while waiting has an affair with a Swiss man and falls pregnant. Her journey now becomes that of solo motherhood by chance. In Maverick Mother Janet documents her experiences through personal and at times irreverent video diaries and performed studio reconstructions. The film interrogates the nature of 'family' in contemporary western society and contemplates the past, present and future concepts of solo motherhood, and the attitudes of women who embrace their own sexuality and fertility to immerse themselves in life's greatest love and greatest challenge.