Giving up your child for adoption is never an easy decision. A mother proved it by recording an emotional video.
18-year-old Hannah Mongie recorded an emotional video during the intimate moment they shared right after his birth. In the video, she introduces her son, Tagg, and explains why she thinks might have to give him up.
According to Little Things, Mongie wanted the video to send out the message about why she had to leave Tagg and what she felt while deciding to place her child for adoption.
“It is the farthest thing from a heartless act. It shows the definition of love. To love someone this much is to give away your happiness for them,” Mongie can be heard saying in the video clip.
However, she only shared the video two years after she first recorded it, letting people in on the intimate moment she shared with her son. The video has so far received 1.5 million views and has been one of the most popular clips on the internet.
Only days after hearing Tagg's heartbeat at the eight-week prenatal scan, Mongie's boyfriend and the father of her child, Kaden, passed away tragically in his sleep.
Despite realizing that Tagg was Kaden's last memory for her, she began to have a feeling that she was not destined to raise the baby. She thought her son was supposed to be with someone else.
She decided to place him for an open adoption. She traveled to Provo, Utah to deliver Tagg to his adoptive parents. She spent two days with him before saying her son an emotional goodbye.
However, she continued to see Tagg every month even after the adoption. She lived only ten minutes away from the home of the adoptive parents and had formed a beautiful bond with them as well.
She revealed how Tagg's adoptive mother was her best friend as well. "Rather than giving him up or away, I just adopted his entire family into mine," the source quoted Mongie as revealing.