Relinquishment: What It’s Really Like, How to Prepare

An Original Video | Unplanned Pregnancy Panel

Denalee Chapman December 29, 2015

In this day, the location, time and situation of relinquishment can be chosen by the birth mother. It is essential to have proper preparation: to know what is going to happen before it does, and to make the choices you desire. Relinquishment can take place in the hospital or after going home.

Signing the papers is a brutal blow into reality for the mother who has chosen to place. Even when she knows she is making the right decision, the actually signing of papers is an emotional situation that takes its toll on the birth mother. Certainly, being well prepared before relinquishment can make a big difference. Women can go into the relinquishment moments prepared enough to ease through this difficult situation.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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