Hannah Mongie found out she was pregnant with a baby boy when she was 18 years old. But devastation tore the young growing family apart when Hannah’s boyfriend Kaden unexpectedly abandoned her in his sleep, just days after hearing the baby’s heartbeat during the eight-week pregnancy scan. Hannah made the heart-wrenching decision to place their newborn Tagg for adoption after Kaden’s sudden death.
Hannah said she awoke one morning with an unrelenting feeling that the kid was supposed to be with someone else, even though she knew the son was her “final pee of Kaden.”
Hannah delivered Tagg in Provo, Utah on March 21, 2016. Tagg was given to his adoptive parents after she spent two days with him.
The narrative was about to go in a new heartwarming direction. Hannah set up an open adoption and makes it a point to see Tagg once a month. In the meantime, the adoptive parents are only 10 minutes away from her, and she has built an incredible relationship with Emily, Tagg’s adoptive mother. “Rather than ‘giving him up’ or ‘putting him away,’ I just adopted his entire family into my own. Including has a large extended family,” Hannah explained. “We’ve only recently grown up, and everyone loves one another as if we’ve always been family.” His mother, Emily, is still one of my closest friends on the planet. She is, without a doubt, everything I aspire to be as a person and a mother. I’m grateful to Tagg for introducing me to her and her family.”
Hannah did, however, record a very special video message for Tagg before saying her final goodbyes. She remembered the intimate time they spent together following his birth. “I hope everyone who watches this will be able to have a fresh perspective on what the birth mother goes through when she places her child for adoption,” she posted on YouTube. “It’s the FARTHEST thing from a heartless at. It demonstrates love’s definition.” To love someone like this means giving up your happiness for them.”
Hannah was ready to release the intimate video on YouTube two years later. The video has already received over 3 million views on YouTube.