Birth Parents FAQs


How do I decide if Adoption is right for me?

If you are pregnant, you will be faced with choices that can profoundly affect you, your family and your future. Our counselors will provide emotional support to help you evaluate all of you options so you can make the right choice for you and your child.

What is the difference between open adoption and closed adoption?

An open adoption is when the birth parents and the adoptive family have the opportunity to get to know each other. You choose the family that you want to parent your child.

A closed adoption is when both the birth parents and adoptive parents choose not to meet, have contact or exchange indentifying information. If you prefer, you can have Vista Del Mar choose the family for you based on the information that you have provided about the family you want for your baby.

Our counselors can help you decide which type of adoption is best for you.

Can I choose the adoptive family?

Yes! At Vista Del Mar the decision is yours. You will have the opportunity to look at profiles, talk over the phone and meet in person to choose the adoptive family.

Can I get information about my child later?

Yes. In an open adoption it is possible to keep in touch with the adoptive family through letters and pictures even after the birth of the baby.

How much will it cost?

There is no cost to you. All of our services that we provide to you are completely free. In addition, adoptive parents may cover pregnancy related expenses, such as medical expenses, maternity clothing, housing and transportation.

Does Vista work with pregnant women outside of California?

Yes. We work with pregnant women throughout the U.S. and can connect you with adoptive families in California.