Unlike the birth mother, you may sign your Voluntary Act of Surrender before the child is born and you are not required to participate in pre-surrender counseling. If you wait until after the birth to sign your surrender, we will let you know where you need to be and when. We can provide transportation if that will help you. We want you to feel supported, not pressured; welcomed not exploited. In exchange, we want you to always be honest with us and to cooperate when action is necessary.