Utah mother's tearful message to son before adoption: 'He'll Always Know I Loved Him'
Hannah Mongie, from Provo, Utah, found out she was pregnant two months after graduating from high school. In September 2015, days after hearing the baby's heartbeat, the father of Mongie's baby, her boyfriend, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep.
It was then that she made the difficult decision to place her baby boy up for adoption in hopes that he would be raised by a loving mom and dad.
After Mongie gave birth to Taggart she spent two special days with him before he met his new family. Hours before she finalized the adoption, she recorded this video for her baby boy so he would know why she decided to put him up for adoption and that his birth mom would always love him.
"I made this decision purely out of love because I knew I couldn't give you what I knew you needed which is a mommy and a daddy. And I hope your daddy is watching over us right now. I bet he's with me right now. Cause this is the hardest part and he wouldn't leave me alone during this.”
“This is for you, Tagg. I made this video so that you know how much I love you. I wanted to tell you why I made the decision to place you with your family — Gosh, you’re so cute, you’re making this hard!” Mongie said through tears in the video.
Mongie, now 21-years-old, explains in the nine-minute video to Taggart that it was a difficult decision but “one day I woke up and I just knew you were supposed to be with someone else.” She tells her son that while she was still pregnant she found the "perfect parents" for him after she met them in person.
Choking back tears, the mom lovingly said, “And then, over time, me and your mommy Emily became really good friends. And she’s one of my best friends now. And we’ve been getting really, really excited together for you to be in her home, And I helped her put a nursery together for you.”
Mongie shared the video on the Love What Matters Facebook page, and it has been shared more than 13,000 times. Her strong love for her son and the emotional, precious goodbye has touched many others.
In the Facebook post, Mongie writes:
This is my son, Tagg, whom I placed for adoption in March of 2016. This video was created so that he would be able to look back and know that this decision was made purely out of love for him. He will never have to think that I 'gave him up' or that I did not love him. He will always be able to know that I loved him more than anyone else in this world.
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. It is the FURTHEST thing from a heartless act. It shows the definition of love. To love someone this much, is to give away your happiness for them. A lot of people have asked about possibly seeing him again in the future... This is an OPEN adoption. I get to see him all the time, thanks to his wonderful Mommy.
According to Mongie's Instagram account, Taggart, who goes by 'Tagg,' is a year and a half old.