Hamburger Kino-Kompanie, Impuls-Film-Produktionsgesellschaft, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
A woman suddenly stands in front of five-year-old Maria and says: "I am your mother". She appears out of nowhere and wants to lure the little girl out of her usual environment of the foster family. She tries all means, she threatens the responsible family judge. As the biological mother, she would have a right to her child. Maria's foster parents have no choice but to involve the child and let her decide who she wants to stay with from now on. Melanie actually manages to get the child awarded for a week on a trial basis. But the situation is getting out of hand...