Try to watch this video without CRYING: For many children, news like this takes a lifetime to arrive.
In 12 years of working as a principal at South Jordan School in Utah, United States, Jackie has never experienced such an emotional moment. The security cameras of the establishment captured the moment in which she gave incredible news to one of the students, who jumps into her arms due to the shock of joy and emotion.
Tannah Butterfield is 11 years old. According to the Huffington Post, her adoptive family had been waiting for confirmation from the Court to have final legal custody. When that happened, Jennifer, Tannah’s adoptive mother, called the school to ask the Principal to give her the happy news, as the girl had been very worried about the verdict of Justice.
A jump to love
In the images recorded by the security camera located in the school offices, and shared on the director’s Instagram account, you can see how the girl jumps into Jackie’s arms with outrageous joy, knowing that she will finally have a family .
All that excitement, joy and happiness in Tannah went through me. We couldn’t stop hugging. She just hugged me tight. It was pure joy at its best, ”said the director, according to the Independent.
But Tannah will not be the only girl adopted by the Fisher family, because Jennifer and her husband Jeff, had the approval of the Juvenile Court to also legally adopt two other children of 6 and 2 years old, who will also share their family with the 2 biological children of the marriage, 10 and 13 years old. A great family where there is undoubtedly a lot of love to give.
The director said she was very excited that Tannah’s mother gave her the opportunity to be a part of such an important moment. «It was hard to see this battle full of emotions. My love for this family has grown and I have learned a lot from them, because despite all the setbacks they have tried to be positive, “wrote Jackie on Instagram, sharing the video where Tannah explodes in tears of joy. The video has more than 16 thousand reproductions and has been picked up by many media, as it invites reflection on the importance of governments applying policies where adoption focuses more on the rights of the child and not so much on bureaucracy.
A reciprocal act of love
The legal rules of adoption vary from country to country. In many countries, the process is so time consuming and cumbersome that many parents lose hope or prefer to travel to another country to conceive a baby through surrogacy.
There are many couples who choose the path of adoption because they do not achieve a pregnancy after many years. Others, on the other hand, wish to adopt even having had biological children. Whatever the case, the desire to provide love and support to an innocent being such as a child is an altruistic act that many of us should imitate.
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When a married couple adopts a child, they are dedicating a lot of effort and being empathic with the feelings of that child who wants a home. Adopting a child implies the commitment to provide a love for life, knowing that it did not grow in our womb, but in our hearts. And even if he does not carry our same blood or does not share genetic personality traits, we can mold him with our teachings and show him that being parents does not always have to do with blood ties.
Adopting a child means giving a second chance to a being who was abandoned or orphaned. The benefits are reciprocal: for parents it may mean the realization of their lifelong dream of having a child, and for the child it will mean living in a supportive and affectionate family, something they may have longed for for many years.
The aftermath of abandonment
Many of the adopted children are orphans for various reasons. In all cases, having grown up without a father and mother can cause serious disorders for a child throughout her life, depending on her age. It is not the same for a child to be adopted when he is barely months old than when he has spent the first 7 years of his life in an orphanage.
According to the Organization Being a Family by Adoption, a child who is abandoned as a baby and is immediately institutionalized in an orphan home suffers some consequences such as:
more infections and a consequent deterioration in your health
an arrest in the maturation process (does not gain weight, height, etc.)
indifference to external stimuli
after several months of hospitalization, he suffers from mental imbalances
All these consequences are but a lack of love and contact. That is why adoption is a great way for those who wish with all their hearts to give shelter to a being who has been orphaned. It is the government’s job to implement policies to streamline procedures so that fewer and fewer children are excluded from the possibility of having a family. What do you think?