On Friday, four-year-old Zoe Pedicone was adopted by her foster mother Deanna Pedicone in Delaware and Pedicone made it extra special for Zoe.
Zoe is obsessed with the Star Wars franchise. She has a Star Wars wall sticker, Storm Trooper teddy bear, R2-D2 humidifier, and she’s even a fan of Darth Vader (as she doesn’t yet realize he’s a “bad guy”).
“I wanted this day to be everything she ever wanted,” Zoe’s new mom, Deanna Pedicone, told WPVI. “It’s only once in a lifetime that she’ll be adopted, and it’s the only time I’ll be adopting her, so I wanted it to be really special.”
And it was.
The judge dressed up as Princess Leia and touched a light saber to Zoe’s head upon completion of the adoption. Chewbaca, storm troopers, R2-D2, Rey, and Darth Vader all made appearances too! At the end of the ceremony, the court room lights dimmed and the Star Wars theme song was played. Talk about a rad adoption ceremony!
“This is her day,” Pedicone told the paper. “She is old enough to remember it, and I want it to be as fun as possible.”
Check out some more video of the great adoption ceremony below: