On June 8th, five-year-old Danielle Koning got a fairy tale ending with some help from fairy tale characters at her adoption finalization hearing. Sarah and Jim Koning of Grand Rapids, Michigan finalized Danielle's adoption after fostering her since 2014, and Danielle's case worker and the adoption staff members collaborated on making Danielle's special day even special-er by dressing up as some of her favorite characters.
Caseworker Kristina Grey got the idea to surprise Danielle, who like many five-year-olds (and millennials) is obsessed with Disney movies. She asked a fellow caseworker if she would mind dressing up as Cinderella, Danielle's favorite princess, and other adoption workers wanted to participate.
Danielle got to meet Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Ariel, Elsa, and Snow White.
The princesses proudly watched Danielle and her family "make it official."
Even the judge got in on the action, and Danielle got to bang the gavel with Judge Snow White.
“I think it’s really important to make that adoption day special for every kid in whatever capacity you can,” Sarah Koning told ABC News.
Congrats to the Konings!