A Utah girl who had been waiting for two years to be adopted by her foster family got some great news this week. Her reaction was caught on video at school and is going viral.
Sixth-grader Tannah Butterfield got the news from her school’s office manager, Jackie Alexander. She is a family friend of Butterfield’s foster mother Jennifer Fisher. Fisher asked the office manager to tell Tannah that her biological rights had been terminated and she was going to be adopted this fall. There had been some setbacks in the case and the Fisher’s didn’t want Tannah to wait another minute to hear the good news.
Tannah jumped into Alexander’s arms and began screaming as soon as she heard, “You get your forever family, honey!” It was all caught on the school’s surveillance camera.The family wanted to post the video to share some much needed positive news. There is still plenty of joy and happiness in the world. The Instagram video below is evidence of that!
*I give permission to all media outlets to use this video and post with credit to: Jackie Alexander (and American Heritage of South Jordan) Thank you* Some Mondays are better than others. I share this with permission from the parent of this student. This is pure testament that in a world full of turmoil and strife, there is still light and joy to be found in little everyday moments. A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can remember to adopt 3 of their foster children that attend our school. It's been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle. My love has grown for this family and I have learned so much from them as they have tried to remain positive despite many set backs. Today my phone rang at my desk and it was my friend Jen telling me things FINALLY had come to an end and the courts were going to let them ADOPT the children!! She asked me if I would be sure to tell her sweet girl when she came to my desk for her daily visit. She knew she would want to know right away because she had been so worried. I don't think even I could understand myself what that moment would feel like. Our security cameras caught the moment perfectly. I cry as I type this. In 12 years at this job, this is by far my best moment ever!! To tell a little girl that she gets her family forever takes the cake. I can't even describe that hug…and thank heavens her mom doesn't mind that I kissed her a million times, and a million more after the film cuts off. A moment needed after waking up to another morning of devastating news on t.v….but a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is beautiful in spite of it all. ♥️#americanheritageofsouthjordan
The Fishers will be adopting Tannah’s 6-year-old brother Teagan and 2-year-old sister Tallie as well. They had a number of obstacles fighting for these children for the past two years, but Jennifer Fisher tells parents in the same situation to never give up. “We really wanted the kids to be a part of our family,” she said. “It might take a long time but just stick with it and it will be worth it. After two years of waiting, they get their happily ever after!”
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