Monterey County / Central Coast

Monterey County Administrative and Program Center (serving the Central Coast: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties)

124 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 455-9965

Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

About Kinship Center:   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, neglect or abandonment 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 to learn about our statewide programs.

Monterey County Services:
Kinship Center provides a continuum of services in Monterey County and throughout the region that create and sustain permanent families for children who need them. Click on the links below for program-specific information. Refer to the navigation at the top of the page and the links on the right for information about additional resources.


           What’s New!

White Party 2015! Gala Event Benefitting Kinship Center.

Save the date: Saturday, September 26th.

For more information click here.




“After exploring several other adoption agency alternatives, I went with Kinship Center because it seemed like the most helpful, down-to-earth, knowledgeable and ethical of any I had reviewed.”      --Vanessa




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