Teen Dad Tragically Dies in His Sleep—Then His Girlfriend Records This Message for Their Son


In our moments of greatest heartbreak, it can be hard to see God’s vision for working all things out for our good.

Imagine 18-year-old Hannah Mongie’s devastation when she found herself expecting as a teen mom, only to discover a couple months later that she would have to do so alone. Kaden, her boyfriend and the father of her unborn child, died in his sleep due to a heart problem. At just eight weeks along, Hannah found herself scared, alone, and without any hope for her future or the baby she was carrying.

She knew she was not equipped to raise her son Taggart alone, but at the same time, he was the only piece of Kaden she had left.

Little did she know, the miracle that adoption would bring to her life when she met Brad and Emily March.

Instantly, Hannah had an overwhelming sense of peace that placing Taggart in their care would be in the best interest of her son, though it tore her heart up to do so. Before putting her baby up for adoption, Hannah recorded a heartfelt message to Taggart that sheds a whole new perspective on what it really means to give up your child.

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Rather than an act of cowardice, it actually takes insane courage, which Hannah’s emotionally-charged video paints in living color…

Mother Records Heartfelt Message for Her Son Before He’s Given Up for Adoption This young mother recorded a touching message for her son before giving him up for adoption

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“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,” Hannah wrote on YouTube. “It is the FARTHEST thing from a heartless act. It shows the definition of love. To love someone this much is to give away your happiness for them.”

If you’d like to learn more about how you can change a child’s life through adoption, visit Bethany Christian Services today. 

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