After what seemed like a never-ending battle to adopt three of their foster children, one Utah couple was thrilled when they found out the adoption had finally been approved.
“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,” said Jackie Alexander, the office manager at the school. “It’s been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle.”
The minute the couple found out the incredible news, they called Alexander right away and asked her to share the news with her new daughter, Tannah Butterfield. “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,” Alexander wrote in a post on Instagram. “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.”
“She just kept holding me tight, she kept holding me tighter and tighter,” Alexander said about the moment that the sixth-grader describes as ‘the best thing that’s ever happened to me.’ “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,” Alexander added.
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible moment this little girl found out she was being adopted.
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[Featured image: Jackie Alexander/American Heritage of South Jordan]