Frequently asked questions for embryo donation.
What are your requirements for adoptive families?
- Married, man and wife, for a minimum of two years if it is the first marriage for both and for five years if either has been married previously
- Minimum 21 years of age and no older than 45 at the time of application
- Meet medical criteria for embryo transfer
- All prospective adoptive parents must be actively involved in a Christ-centered church of their choosing
What is the cost for embryo donation?
There is no cost to you through DPA. The only cost you will incur is the cryopreservation storage fee up until the point of legal transfer. At that time, the adoptive family will take over payment of the storage fee for the embryo(s) legally transferred.
Do you place with families out-of-state?
Yes, we do. You will be able to preference if you want a family within Oklahoma or outside.
What can we preference about the adoptive family?
You are in charge of this decision and can share whatever is most important to you. We will show you families that best line up with your preferences.
What is an open adoption?
We love this question! Open adoption means that there is some form of contact or relationship between the donor and adoptive family after placement. Adoptions can range from closed to semi-open to fully open.
We believe openness is in the best interest of all parties as it gives children access to information about their heritage and donor family and allows for more people that love the child to be part of their lives. It is not co-parenting and does not mean that the donor family has daily contact. How the child views their biological heritage and family will impact their view of who they are and openness allows for a more holistic view of that. It also allows for ongoing connection between biological siblings. Significant research has been done showing the positive impact of openness on all involved.
Below is a brief description of the range of options available.
- A closed or confidential adoption means there is no exchange of identifying information and you do not meet the adoptive family. Closed adoptions are very rare and are facilitated at the request of the donor family only.
- A semi-open adoption means you stay connected with your adoptive family with the agency as mediator This arrangement involves the exchange of pictures, emails or letters, and often involves visits.
- A fully open adoption involves ongoing contact and visits with the adoptive family without the agency as mediator. This type of relationship usually evolves over time, typically beginning as a semi-open adoption.