Well, technically, she won't belong to us (so you can calm down now, mom).
I mean, if you go into the nitty gritties of this situation, she will live with her parents - our good friends - in Germany. They'll change her nappies and pay for her education. And raise her.
But that's all much of a muchness, really.
We get to spoil her with awesome gifts from South Africa. Like this gorgeous Petis Pois babygro:
And, at the end of the day, isn't that what being a parent is really about?
What's this you tell me? Parenting is more than that? Guess we have much to learn then...
I am going to pioneer a new type of parenting called Pretend-your-friend's-baby-is-yours-and-buy-it-stuff-but-have-no-actual-responsibility Parenting (or PP for short).
I think it's going to be wildly popular for the following reasons:
I'm told child-birth is pesky business. This way, you avoid it all together.
Kids are expensive. Nappy money = Shoe money wasted. Do the maths.
Children will bother you for the rest of your life. I am 23 years old and live 1200kms away from him, but my father still worries about me getting home safely. Life-long responsibility much?
So there you have it! Go forth and multiply! Just make sure someone else is doing the multiplying for you.
PS we're really looking forward to meeting you, little German baby!