A young mother has shared a heartbreaking video of the final moments she spent with her newborn son before she gave him up for adoption.
Eighteen-year-old Hannah Mongie had only been dating her boyfriend Kaden Whitney for a couple of months when the two found out they were going to have a baby.
They both agreed marriage was off the table, given their short time together. The couple also weren’t sure they were ready to be parents. “We went back and forward, but eventually Kaden said that we needed to do what was best for the baby and in our case we felt like that was adoption,” Mongie said. “When we came to that decision together we felt an immense amount of peace about it.” That’s when tragedy struck.
Hannah was still pregnant when she received a life-changing call from Kaden’s mom. He’d passed away in his sleep. Hannah says she couldn’t get out of bed for weeks, completely devastated by the loss, but in time, she eventually followed through with their decision to put their baby up for adoption.
When their baby was born, Hannah got to spend 48 hours with him before handing him over to his adoptive parents.