Making the decision to place a baby for adoption is never an easy one — even if parents know it’s the right choice for themselves and for their child. A young Utah mom, Hannah Mongie, is giving the world a glimpse into what birth moms are thinking and feeling leading up to signing over their rights. Mongie was only 18 when she found out she was pregnant — and following the death of her boyfriend, she made the heart-wrenching decision to place her newborn son with an adoptive family. Mongie made a tearful video for the baby she gave up for adoption, and it will give you a new perspective on birth parents.
After delivering her son in March 2016, Mongie spent two days with her baby, whom she named Taggart, People reported. Mere hours before Taggart would meet his family and Mongie would officially sign him over, the birth mom decided to record a video message for her little boy. Her tearful words were shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page on Friday. Already, the video has more than 2 million views, and the post has over 56,000 likes and 10,000 shares. “This is my son, Tagg, whom I placed for adoption in March of 2016,” Mongie wrote in the video’s description. “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.”