11-year-old Utah girl learns her adoption is final

Courtesy Jackie Alexander & American Heritage of South Jordan

A school administrator in Utah last Monday posted the video of an 11-year-old girl celebrating after learning she was being adopted by her foster parents.

Security cameras at the American Heritage school where Tannah attends captured the dramatic moment office manager and close family friend Jackie Alexander can be seen breaking the good news to her.

Alexander, who teaches at American Heritage of South Jordan in the United States, explained she knew the family who were in the process of adopting their three foster children, all of whom attended her school. "My heart was so happy", she said. "It was like, 'Ah!'" Tannah tells WGN9.

"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".

Statistically, Tannah and her siblings are among a small, lucky minority of children in the foster care system.

"A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can keep in mind to adopt 3 of their foster children ..." It's been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle.

"I just grabbed her and I just said 'Honey, oh baby have you heard the news?' And she said 'What?' And I said 'You get your family".

Tannah's mom, Jennifer Fisher, is grateful the school security camera recorded the moment.

Alexander thought the moment was so lovely that she got Fisher's permission and shared the video on social media.

Tannah was so excited she jumped into Alexander's arms and wouldn't let go.

"I cry as I type this".

To tell a young lady that she gets her family always takes the cake. I can't even describe that hug.

It is the attractive moment being shared around the world.

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