Mom plans 'Star Wars' adoption ceremony for daughter

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Four-year-old "Star Wars" fan Zoe was adopted by her foster mom during a ceremony featuring characters from her favorite movie franchise.

Darth Vader, Imperial Stormtroopers and Chewbacca were in the courtroom in Wilmington, Delaware to congratulate Zoe and her new mom, Deanna Pedicone.

Zoe was placed in Pedicone's care in 2013, and the two formed such a strong bond that Pedicone wanted to make it official.

"I wanted this day to be everything she ever wanted," Pedicone said. "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."

The judge also participated, dressing as Princess Leia.

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