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.  


We were placed with a 12 year old boy. We thought we were looking for a much younger child, thank God for Kinship or we may not have found the son we were meant to have. I would recommend that anyone interested in adopting to contact Kinship Center
Marvin L.
My beautiful son is now 9 years old, and we began our adoption journey with Kinship Center. Thank you Kinship Center!
Steve L.
Absolutely the most ethical place in the state of California to pursue adoption. Husband and I worked with attorneys, physicians, social workers, etc. before finally finding Kinship Center.
Laurie A.