This 5-Year-Old Got A Magical Disney Surprise At Her Adoption Hearing

Ariel and Cinderella and Elsa and...

A Michigan courtroom looked more like a Disney theme park after a few magical visitors stopped by a girl's adoption hearing.

According to ABC News, Sarah and Jim Koning had been the foster parents to a girl named Danielle since March 2014 until they officially adopted the now 5-year-old on June 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the adoption finalization hearing, Danielle got the perfect surprise. The magic began after the judge brought up Danielle's love for Disney princesses and then removed her robe to reveal she had dressed up like Snow White for the hearing. Then, she invited a few other guests to join Danielle in the courtroom. That's when Ariel, Cinderella, Elsa and more walked in.

Five-year-old Danielle welcomed a few Disney princess friends at her adoption finalization hearing this month.
Five-year-old Danielle welcomed a few Disney princess friends at her adoption finalization hearing this month.

The idea started when Danielle's case worker asked a co-worker to dress like Cinderella for the hearing. Once other people in the office heard about the plan, they wanted to join in on the fun. Danielle's face lit up upon their arrival, and after the hearing, she posed for photos with the princesses (and one prince!).

According to BuzzFeed, the Koning family grew even more since the couple also adopted a 1-year-old the same day they adopted Danielle. Samaritas, a social services organization, created a video for the event and shared it on Facebook with the most Disney-appropriate caption: "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind."

Watch the video from Samaritas below.

In an interview with WZZM, Danielle also gave her adoption finalization hearing her seal of approval.

"It was a lot of fun and it made me happy," she said. "And I was happy to see princesses because it was a 'princess day' for me."

Check out more photos from Danielle's hearing with her family and Disney princess friends below.

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