Kinship Center

Rating: 4.2 stars   15 reviews

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Location: 124 River Road Salinas CA 93908 USA

Mission: Kinship Center's mission is simple, to connect children to safe, permanent families that will be theirs for life. Decades of research have shown that children need stable, permanent homes to thrive, yet each year thousands of children reach age 18 in a succession of temporary homes or institutions without knowing the security and love of a permanent family. This lack of permanency has a profound impact on the community. Many of these young adults will join the ranks of school dropouts, the unemployed, the homeless, and the mentally ill, facing a lifetime of public dependency. With our conviction that thriving families build a thriving community, Kinship Center addresses this problem at its core by finding and training prospective adoptive and relative families and strengthening them with hands-on professional support.
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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have worked with the Kinship Center in Southern California since about 2005. We successfully adopted our son in 2006 and have had a baby girl placed with us recently. Our experience has been wonderful - all of the social workers have been so dedicated and caring. We cannot say enough about Melissa D. - she is a goddess among humans. Her dedication and care is amazing.

We are so happy that we chose Kinship Center to help us grow our family>

Sincerely,

Leticia

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Kinship Center has assisted with the adoption of both of my children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing. They are wonderful people to work with.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Kinship Center in Southern California 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. It is amazing to think that a phone call I made to Kinship Center nine years ago inquiring if they needed a foster mother turned into the most amazing experience of my life. I am proud to say that I worked for this incredible agency and feel extremely blessed to have done so.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their role as adoption experts

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I have to say I would not make any changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Kinship center really undersatnds families. The staff at the Northern CA location are just like our extended family. We had the opportunity to receive their love and support through three foster care situations. Two ended with us adopting the children. One situation required more than our family could handle and Kinship staff walked with us through the difficult decision to not keep the baby and were there when we took him to his new family. They continue to support us through monthly groups, even phone calls! We love the staff at the Kinship Center and everything they do for ALL families!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their on-going support throughout the process of the home study, foster care, adoption and beyond.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think I would give them more money!! They help so many families!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My adopted children received services from Kinship Center from 2008 until the end of 2010 (we have moved out of state). There are no words to describe how wonderful this agency was/is to us. It's amazing to work with people who "get" your kids. The summer and school break camps were a favorite for socialization with other children of adoption. For us, Kinship Center was also "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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the personalities of my children. We have become a family that supports each other through our adoption stories!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the services to include children from 0-5.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have had the privilege of working closely with the management staff of Kinship Center for the last year and I am continually impressed with all of them. Caring, bright, thoughtful and passionate about their work, these professionals set the highest standards of excellence and meet them!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

both northern and southern California

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand their ability to help many more clients

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