Video captures emotional moment Utah girl learns she's been adopted

VIDEO: Adoption surprise for young Utah girl melting hearts

Security cameras at a South Jordan, Utah school captured the life-changing moment when 11-year-old Tannah Butterfield learned she was going to be adopted.

Tannah hopes when people watch her video, they will remember that if you wish for something long enough, it may just come true.

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

Tannah Butterfield leaped into the arms of her school's office manager, Jackie Alexander, after hearing the news.

'She just kept holding me tight, she kept holding me tighter and tighter, ' Alexander said to CBS News. But the news that 11-year-old Tannah Butterfield received had her jumping for joy.

"I was overjoyed and humbled", Alexander said. "I just kissed her up one side and down the opposite side". "It was like 'ah!' It was like screaming", she said.

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Alexander explained she ended up becoming the bearer of the good news after receiving a phone call earlier in the day from Tannah's new mom, Jen Fisher, who asked her to share the news with the girl.

'A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can keep in mind to adopt three of their foster children that attend our school, ' Alexander shared in an Instagram post. "I can't even describe that hug", she 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".

The office manager - whom Tannah considers a close friend - shared the security camera footage of the moment, and the story behind it, with her social media followers.

A similar study in 2011 by the Brookings Institute went further, arguing Congress should make adoption easier for potential families.

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