Little girl getting news of forever home goes viral

Source Jackie Alexander American Heritage of South Jordan

Source Jackie Alexander American Heritage of South Jordan

Walt Disney's Cinderella may have been the first to say it, but today, 11-year-old Tannah Butterfield from Utah is actually living it. She asked me if I would be sure to tell her sweet girl when she came to my desk for her daily visit.

Alexander also writes that she knows the family and has watched them fight to adopt three foster children that attend the school where she works.

Tannah said she was overjoyed when Alexander told her the news.

CCTV from the office showed Tannah launching into Ms Alexander's arms after learning she was finally being adopted.

"We just loved them so much", Jennifer Fisher said. "It was like 'ah!' It was like screaming", she said. "I just kissed her up one side and down the opposite side".

To tell a young lady that she gets her family always takes the cake.

Statistically, Tannah and her siblings are among a small, lucky minority of children in the foster care system. "You get your forever family", Jackie Alexander said.

"A moment needed after waking up to another morning of devastating news... but a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is attractive in spite of it all". "In a world full of sadness and disaster, so wonderful to see this truly attractive and joyous moment", wrote another. "There's joy that happens every day", she said.

"This is like the biggest thing that's ever happened to me", Butterfield told KUTV.

The couple said they hope the adoption will be finalized next month.

According to the study, more than 60 percent of kids who are never adopted will be in prison, homeless or deceased by the age of 19.

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