Mickey Surprises Kids With Adoption Day At Disney World

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: August 17, 2017774 views
Published: August 17, 2017

Courtney and Tom Gilmour have been foster parents to Janielle, 12, and Elijah, 10, for three years when they decided to make it official. This loving couple decided to set a surprise for their children at Disney World by letting them know they are going to adopt them. The only thing they needed was a little help from Mickey Mouse to spice things up.

“We knew quickly that we wanted to adopt them, but sometimes the system doesn't work as fast as your heart works.", says Courtney.

In May 2017, parents finalized the paperwork and were excited to formally adopt the two siblings. However, the Gilmours wanted to do something special to announce their commitment to their kids, so they planned a trip to Disney World where they presented the big news.

The plan was to set up a dinner and pop the question while a photographer captures the emotional moment on camera. But, the Gilmours were unaware that Mickey Mouse was going to take part in the experience. After dinner, the iconic character joined the family, meeting the children and sharing some laughs.

When Janielle and Elijah were posing for pictures, one Disney employee held up the sign that Courtney had created for this special moment reading ‘Your Adoption Day will be May 24th 2017’.

The moment these siblings saw the sign they were shocked and left for words. Luckily, this heartwarming moment was filmed and the family was overjoyed with emotion! The girl immediately bursts into tears and the boy gets a teary eye. The entire family joins hands into a group hug, while the photographer takes memorable pictures. Lovely times!

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