At 18, Hannah Mongie found out she was pregnant with a boy.
But her new family was torn apart when her boyfriend, Kaden, died unexpectedly in his sleep, just days after hearing the child’s heartbeat during in the eighth week of the pregnancy.
After Caden’s sudden death, Hannah made the heartbreaking decision to give up her baby for adoption.
Though she felt that her son was her “last part of Kaden,” Hannah says that she woke up one morning with a strong feeling. Her little boy would be raised by someone else.
On March 21, 2016, Hannah gave birth to a healthy baby boy she named Tagg. She spent two days with him before he had to go to his adoptive parents.
But the story, and Hannah’s connection to Tagg, doesn’t end there. Hannah set up the adoption so that she could visit him.
In fact, Tagg’s adoptive parents live only 10 minutes from Hannah, and she’s formed a fantastic bond with Tagg’s adoptive mother, Emily
Instead of “giving him up” or “away,” she gave Tagg to a loving family that she became part of,” Hannah told KTVU. “We just grew, and everyone loves each other as if we’ve always been family. His mom Emily is still one of my best friends in the whole world. She honestly is everything I want to be as a person and a mother. I am so grateful that Tagg led me to her and their family.”
Before Hannah gave Tagg to Emily and her husband on that day 2016, she recorded a video for Tagg.
“I hope anyone who watches this will be able to gain a new perspective on what the birth mom goes through when she places her child for adoption,” Hannah wrote on YouTube.
“It is the FARTHEST thing from a heartless act. It shows she definition of love. To love someone this much is to give away your happiness for them.”
A year and a half later, Hannah was ready to share the intimate video on YouTube. It now has about 1.5 million views.
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