Adoption finalized for Nashville girl, 4, who lost mom due to cancer


NASHVILL,E Tenn. (WKRN) – It all started with a young mother diagnosed with terminal cancer, facing the fact she’d have to leave her only child behind.

And now her little girl, Hannah, is with her adoptive parents—a relationship they say began in a miraculous way.

Hannah was four when her mother Savannah Morgan passed away, and family friend Victoria Shoulders was there through it all.

Victoria’s arms have always been open for Hannah, and so is her heart.

“Her mother and I became friends and she got a terminal diagnosis of cancer,” Victoria told WKRN.

She was by Savannah’s side as Savannah prepared to do what no mother can imagine—saying goodbye to her 4-year-old child.

The young mother penned cards well into the future for her little girl, for every birthday, graduation, and any special occasion she could think of.

She told WKRN at the time, “I want her to have something from me in the future when I’m not there so she doesn’t think I’ve abandoned her, you know?”

Most importantly, Savannah wanted her daughter to have a family. As a single mother, she chose the best person she knew. Victoria.

She previously said, “I’ve had time to prepare time to make sure there will be somebody to take care of my little girl.”

At the time, Victoria and her husband had no children of their own. It was a big step.

“But after praying and talking to family, we made that decision to say ‘yes’ and I’m so glad we did. So glad we did,” Victoria told WKRN.

The adoption is now final, and Hannah not only has a mom and dad but also a baby sister.

“Two weeks later, after she prayed for a new baby, we got one. We were pregnant, so now we have a seven-month-old who Hannah adores,” Victoria said.

The family recently travelled to Disney World where Hannah and her mother spent one of their last days together. It was a memory trip to keep Savannah’s presence alive. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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