For many parents, the thought of losing their child is probably the worst thing they can think of, so we can't imagine how hard it must be for new moms and dads to have to decide to give up their babies for adoption.

This might happen for all sorts of reasons and there's a lot of stigma attached to the idea, but the truth is that many new parents can have very valid reasons for choosing to give up their kids and are actually putting their babies' best interests ahead of their own.

Hannah Mongie is one of those moms. At 18, she learned she was pregnant and was originally looking forward to welcoming a new baby into the world along with the baby's father.

Tragically, the father unexpectedly passed away in his sleep one day, leaving Hannah all alone to wrestle with the idea of raising a baby as a single mom.

She started to think about what would be best for the child, eventually deciding that adoption was the right choice. She knew she could raise the child on her own if she needed to, but she wanted her baby to have a mom and a dad to look up to.

Eventually, she found the perfect family to look after her baby boy, Taggart. After he was born, Hannah decided to record him a special video message to explain why she was letting him go and let him know how much she loved him.

 

“I fell in love with them, and they were beyond anything I could have asked for. Within about two weeks I told them I wanted them to adopt you,” she says in the heartwarming clip.

Now she's 21, Hannah decided to share her video message with the world.

“I made this decision purely out of love,” she says.