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2-year-old officially adopted over Zoom video chat

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Posted at 10:12 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 15:35:01-04

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — A toddler who was unable to have a traditional, courtroom adoption due to stay-at-home orders was adopted over a Zoom call while in quarantine.

Kimberly and Todd Wieneke of Fort Smith, Arkansas, officially became parents to 2-year-old Jaden over the video chat app on April 16. The mom and dad of three had been fostering Jaden since May 2019.

"We've had about 30 kids come through our home -- we loved them all. And with Jaden, as soon as I met him, there was such a connection," Kimberly Wieneke told "Good Morning America." "He's such a funny little guy. He keeps us on our toes and makes us laugh a lot. We can't imagine life without him."