Raising Hope : Ruth Teller is a tough-as-nails waitress at a local restaurant. Sara Lynn Hoffman is an uptight, well-to-do lawyer. And Aimee, Sara Lynn's mother, is an opinionated widow who speaks her mind freely and judges people harshly. On the surface, they appear to have little in common, but in fact, they share a house . . . and more. Together, they are raising a 12-year-old girl named Hope, who came into their lives as an infant and changed everything. Tender and touching, Raising Hope is the story of three generations of women coming together to find love and the true meaning of family in the most unexpected ways.