After Mongie gave birth to her son Taggart, the young mother spent 48 hours alone with him before handing him over to his new, adoptive parents, Emily and Brad Marsh.
Mongie used these two days to record the video explaining her reasoning behind the very difficult decision to give her son up for adoption.
“I made this video, so you know how much I love you,” Mongie said at the start of the clip. “I wanted to tell you why I made the decision to place you with your family. Gosh, you’re so cute, you’re making this hard!”
The clip became viral when it was shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page earlier this month.
“I couldn’t think,” she said to her son in the emotional nine-minute video, “From the day your Daddy died I had a hard time even considering placing you with a different family when you were my last piece of Kaden.”
“But one day I woke up and just knew you were supposed to be with someone else,” she continued.
Luckily, Mongie opted for an open adoption agreement with Emily and Brad Marsh and so regularly sees Taggart and often babysits him.
Emily and Brad Marsh already had two adoptive children so Mongie, who met the couple via adoption.com, felt that they were the perfect match.