The touching moment 11-year-old Tannah Butterfield jumps for joy, hearing the court approved the application, permitting her adoption by her foster family
In this heartwarming moment an 11-year-old Tannah finds out she is going to be adopted by her foster family of two years.
Little Tannah Butterfield, from Utah, USA, was so overcome with joy that she jumped into the arms of her school’s office manager Jackie Alexander the moment she heard the news.
School’s office manager Jackie Alexander and Tannah both share the emotional reaction that has been captured on her school’s CCTV camera
“All that excitement, joy and happiness that you see in Tannah went right through to me,” Jackie, 45, told ABC News.
“We could not quit embracing. She just held me tight. It was pure joy at its finest.”
Jackie has known year 6 pupil Tannah, of American Heritage of South Jordan school, for two years.
On October 2, she received a phone call from Tannah’s foster mother Jen Fisher – who asked Jackie to tell Tannah the happy news that she and husband Jeff were allowed to officially adopting her.
Achool CCTV cameras captured Tannah Butterfield jumping into the arms of school worker Jackie Alexander after she delivered the long awaited news
Tannah Butterfield is all joy and excitement , feet wagging as she clung to Ms. Jackie
Posting the CCTV video on Instagram the following day, Jackie wrote: “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 it 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.”
The newly minted Fisher family unit: Jeff and Jen Fisher with their daughter Tannah peak about the journey
“My heart was so happy. It was like ‘Ah!’ I was like screaming,” Tannah remembered
The Fishers – who have two biological kids called Aiden, 13, and Macy, 10 – will also be adopting Tannah’s younger siblings Teagun, six, and Tallie, two.
“We were just shocked,” Jen said, of seeing the emotional video. “I did not expect that from Tannah. It was amazing.”
Jackie’s video has been watched by more than 18,000 people on Instagram – and a further 13,000 on Instagram.