Not long ago in a galaxy close to home, a young Star Wars fan got to celebrate her adoption with a rather impressive homecoming. In Wilmington, Delaware, one starstruck family chose to welcome home their new daughter with a Forceful party. When 4-year-old Zoe was officially adopted by her foster family, she was surrounded by her mom and a slew of famous Star Wars characters.
“I wanted this day to be everything she ever wanted,” Deanna Pedicone told ABC 7 News. “It’s only once in a lifetime that she’ll be adopted, and its the only time I’ll be adopting her, so I wanted it to be really special.”
Characters like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Rey were all present for the affair. During the adoption ceremony, Stormtroopers flanked the young girl as she was even gifted a blue lightsaber. The judge presiding over the courtroom chose to get in on the project and stripped her judicial robes to reveal her Princess Leia ensemble.
It was back in 2013 that Zoe was first placed in the care of Pedicone. The latter quickly formed a strong bond with Zoe, and Pedicone is more than happy to call Zoe her daughter now.
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is written by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. The film star Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters.