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.  


Kinship Center truly has the most dedicated staff I have ever known. The wonderful social workers and all the professionals there treat you as if you are their family. We have been blessed to work with them for almost nine years.
Susan P.
My beautiful son is now 9 years old, and we began our adoption journey with Kinship Center. Thank you Kinship Center!
Steve L.
I have had the privilege of working closely with the management staff of Kinship Center and I am continually impressed with all of them. Caring, bright, thoughtful and passionate about their work, these professionals set the highest standards...
J. Nelson