A safe place to call home is truly something to be thankful for. We may forget sometimes that not everyone is fortunate enough to have that sense of comfort.
The simplicity of a family’s support and unconditional love is extremely important in a child’s development.
Family stability can maintain positive growth in adolescence into adulthood. Without that sense of safety in a child’s life, growth can be a lot more challenging.
The admiring story of the Fisher family is one to leave a positive impact
One day 11-year-old Tannah Butterfeild went to school just like any other day. It wasn’t until she gets a call into the office, that her life would change forever. Office manager, Jackie Alexander was there to share a very special message saying,
“Baby did you hear the news, everything went great today in court good news you get your forever family!”
As Tannah processed the joy of emotions she leaps into Ms. Alexanders’ arms with uncontrollable happiness.
“I felt like a million, jillion things exploded in my heart”
What it must feel like to have a “forever family” for the first time in her life. The ones who made all of this possible were the admirable Jennifer and Jeff Fisher. They have been fostering Tannah and her two younger siblings for two years before the adoption was able to be completed.
They already had two kids of their own but they always wanted a big family. Unfortunately, they had infertility issues that made it impossible. Tannah, her 6-year-old brother Teagen, and two-year-old sister Tally fit into their family perfectly, and the Fishers were going to do everything in their power to adopt all three kiddos.
The amount of time and paperwork that go into adopting one child is massive, and adopting two more on top of that is quite an obstacle. The Fisher’s knew they would conquer anything to keep the, already siblings together, and have the big happy family they always wished for.
It’s incredibly heartwarming to watch Tannah’s joyous reaction
to know her and her siblings are officially adopted. The feeling it must be to finally get that empty spot in your heart filled after so many years of uncertainty. Tannah expressed it perfectly.
For the first time in their young lives, they aren’t just dangling without a permanent home, like so many kids in foster care. According to adoptionnectwork.com in America, there are 107,918 foster kids eligible and waiting to be adopted in the United States, and 20% of those children have a sibling in care as well.Which really puts Tannah and her sibling’s story into perspective.
The Fisher Family had always wanted a large family, full house ready for the next game night. The Butterfield kids are fortunate to be adopted together. This story may even inspire other families with infertility issues to look into adoption. With the number of foster kids growing constantly all over the world adoption should become more mainstream. When there are so many kids out there that are in need of a loving family.
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Source: YouTube, Inside Edition