Why Us

More than 50,000 children in California are waiting for a safe home and a loving family that will be there for life. Kinship Center builds adoptive and other families where children can heal from past abuse or neglect and grow to healthy adulthood. We help 2,500 children each year, mostly those whom many others consider too difficult: severely traumatized children, older teenagers, children with disabilities, large sibling groups, and drug affected infants. Every child deserves a family, and Kinship Center makes it happen. We invite you to explore our website or call 1-800-454-6744.  read more....


Upcoming Events!

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities on the Central Coast in August!!!

This year Kinship Center is looking for volunteers to help out with two premiere car auctions during car week in Monterey. Volunteers will be selling tickets, registering bidders, and helping in the business office. Kinship Center will be providing volunteers for the Rick Cole Car Auctions August 13th-15th (www.rickcole.com) and the JR Car & Yacht Auctions August 12th-15th (www.jr-auctions.com/).

If you are interested in volunteering with Kinship Center during car week, please contact Camille Whipple, Development Assistant on the Central Coast at cwhipple@kinshipcenter.org or 831-455-4713.  


For us, Kinship Center was "one stop shopping" as we saw our child psychiatrist, therapist, and received psychological testing and OT through them. I cannot stress enough how important post adoption support is for the success of the family!
Linda Q.
The staff at Kinship Center are so friendly and are always doing their tasks for the best interest of the children. If you are interested in adoption or foster care care please contact the agency. I would recommend anyone to this agency.
Janie P.
Our family has worked with Kinship Center since we adopted our daughter in 2002. We simply could not have done it without the eye opening pre-adoption training as well as the support we were provided.
Dee W.