The Family Man, set in the highly emotive world of the fertility industry, takes viewers on a moving journey through the highs and lows, joys and sorrows of trying to have a baby through IVF. The story centres on the charismatic Dr Patrick Stowe and the private fertility clinic that he runs. It also follows the touching stories of four couples who, each for their own uniquely personal reasons, turn to him for help in making their dreams come true.
Patrick Stowe is passionate and principled. Over the years he has helped hundreds of couples to have babies of their own, even though his own parenting skills leave a lot to be desired. More at home in the clinic, Patrick is ploughing his way through a sea of constantly evolving technologies and shifts in ethical opinion, but whole-heartedly believes that each couple's case deserves the right to be judged individually and that blanket rules should not apply. It's a belief that increasingly puts him at odds with many of his colleagues but could ultimately put his own health and happiness in danger.