Video captures emotional moment Utah girl learns she's been adopted
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- The joyful embrace between a sixth-grader and employee at American Heritage School in Utah is being watched all over the world.
Video captured the precious moment when school office manager, Jackie Alexander, told Butterfield that her foster family completed her permanent adoption.
"She just kept holding me tight, she kept holding me tighter and tighter," Alexander said.
The news means Butterfield now has her "forever family," which is something she has dreamed of for years.
"They are just caring, loving, they take really good care of me," said Butterfield. "My heart was so happy, it was like, 'Ahhh!' It was screaming."