California Adoption and Foster Care Agency Earns Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “All Children – All Families” Seal of Recognition for its Work with LGBTQ+ Families

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services’ Adoption & Foster Care Program earns seal for implementing fully inclusive policies in working with LGBTQ+ families

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services was awarded an All Children— All Families seal of recognition at the RaiseAChild.US Harvest Celebration at Mauro Café Fred Segal Melrose on October 1. ACAF trainer Rob Woronoff presented the seal to Louis Josephson, PhD, the CEO of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, for implementing fully inclusive policies in working with LGBTQ+ families. The occasion also marks the new partnership between Vista del Mar, a California adoption agency based in Los Angeles, and RaiseAChild.US, a nonprofit that encourages the LGBTQ+ community to build families through fostering and adoption.


“It is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community by an organization of such caliber as the Human Rights Campaign as well as to be working in partnership with RaiseAChild,” shared Dr. Josephson.

“RaiseAChild.US is thrilled to be working with VistaDel Mar, which has an excellent track record in working with the LGBTQ+ community,” says Rich Valenza, Founder and CEO of RaiseAChild.US. “Together we will find even more safe, loving, and permanent homes for waiting foster children.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Adoption & Foster Care Program at VistaDel Mar into the community of child welfare organizations that are truly committed to creating more loving families by removing barriers to qualified LGBTQ+ adoptive parents. It is wonderful that LGBTQ+ individuals and couples in California have a trusted resource to turn to when pursuing adoption,” added Ellen Kahn, HRC’s Family Project Director.

The Adoption Program at VistaDel Mar is one of the largest, most experienced, state licensed, adoption agencies in California offering infant domestic adoption, international adoption and foster adoption. As a full service Adoption Program, established in 1948, Vista has been assisting families in adopting locally, nationally and internationally for more than 65 years. Vista’s International Program is Hague accredited. Always at the forefront, VistaDel Mar was a leader in facilitating open adoptions between birth families and adoptive families and in opening the doors to adoption and foster care in the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles. For more information contact:

The Adoption Program at Vista offers a FREE monthly orientation on infant domestic adoption – call 310-836-1223, ext 280 for more details or to register or email