There's a reason they call Disney "The Most Magical Place on Earth." For some people it's the characters, for others it's the rides, and for some people it's just being at the park that fills their hearts with joy.
For Janielle, age 12, and Elijah, age 10, however, Disney will forever and always be the place their lives changed forever.
Courtney and Tom Gilmour from Portland, Pennsylvania have been fostering the brother and sister for 3 years. They needed a home and the Gilmours were more than happy to give them one. In April, the little family was headed to Disney World on a vacation when Courtney and Tom received some incredible news.
The Gilmours received confirmation of a court date that would finally allow them to adopt Janielle and Elijah into their family. They had been waiting for this day for so long, so Courtney and Tom knew they wanted to make it special.
When they arrived at the park, they were given buttons to write down what they were there to celebrate. Courtney wrote "adopting our kids" on her button and tweeted a picture to the Disney World Twitter account. Within the day, a representative contacted her to ask how they could help.
“I thought that they were going to give us free dessert!” Courtney said.
Instead, Disney enlisted the help of Mickey Mouse to let Janielle and Elijah know they finally had a forever family.
Continue reading to watch their reaction and see what Courtney saw in Janielle at the adoption ceremony that made her melt.