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Adoption & Foster Care

  • Kinship Center

124 River Road; Salinas, CA 93908

Tel (831) 455-9965; (800) 454-6744



Licensed, non-profit, adoption agency serving all of Monterey County. Offers adoption services, foster family care (Family Ties), a children’s therapy clinic, parent and professional education. Under the Family Ties program, the agency provides assistance to relatives who are caring for children who are related to them, including support groups, legal assistance, parent education, counseling, advocacy, and recreational activities.


  • Foster & Kinship Care Education

Offered through Hartnell Community College

411 Central Avenue; Salinas, CA 93901

Tel (831) 755-6709; Information and Registration: (831) 755-6807



A variety of classes, workshops, and support groups are offered for foster parents, relatives near kin, and group home staff who care for other peoples children. Classes that address the special needs of these children include ROOTS (Relatives On-Going Ties and Support) and SPARK (Successfully Parenting At-Risk Kids). Courses are also appropriate for social services professionals. Courses may be offered off-site and are free. Childcare may be available.&

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