Susanne and her husband Moritz have been foster parents for fifteen years. After raising their own three children, they opened their hearts and home to seven children in need. Almut Maria Röhrl’s report documents their life as foster parents, capturing the bittersweet moments as the children grow up and leave the nest.
One particularly poignant case is that of 16-year-old Sandra. Having lived with Susanne and her family for years, Sandra finds it difficult to leave and move into a care home for people with cognitive disabilities. She, like her foster siblings, has grown deeply attached to Susanne, who they all refer to as “Mama”. Meanwhile, Susanne struggles to let go of the children as they leave one by one, while her own children have already left home and started families of their own. Don’t miss this heartwarming and thought-provoking documentary on the challenges and rewards of foster parenting.