This is the feel-good news you need today: A girl is told she's getting adopted at last, and it's all caught on video.

By Melissa Willets
October 11, 2017
Credit: Jackie Alexander

It's been a long road for Tannah Butterfield and her foster family, the Fishers, who have been trying to adopt the 11-year-old Utah girl for two years. But finally, miracles are happening. And the heartwarming moment Butterfield found out she was officially going to be adopted was captured on the security cameras of the school she attends.

She added this sweet caption to her post: "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."

Alexander went on to explain that the Fisher family had been struggling for a long time to adopt three of their foster kids who attend the school. "It's been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle," she shared. "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."

But, Alexander writes, "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 added, "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."

How sweet is it that Fisher was more concerned about how her daughter would feel than the satisfaction of being able to tell her the news herself?

"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," Alexander ended her post, which she hopes will be "a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is beautiful in spite of [all the bad news]."

We are thankful that Alexander shared this smile-inducing video. Which I know I needed today, and I'm guessing I'm not alone. And we are so happy Butterfield is getting adopted, which is clearly the desire of her heart.

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Melissa Willets is a writer, mom and coffee devotee. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.


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