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.