In 2007 Tulare County and Aspiranet, a private non-profit foster care and adoption agency, collaborated to develop an adoption support program. Our mutual goal was to strengthen and empower adoptive families. The result of the collaboration is REACH, a program designed to provide Resources, Education, Advocacy, Crisis Counseling and Hope to adoptive families in our community.

REACH services are available at no cost to families in Tulare County who have adopted, or are adopting through foster care, private and international agencies. We also provide services to others touched by adoption including information and training for adults considering adoption, adult adoptees and birth families.

While all families experience triumphs and challenges as they grow and change, adoptive families tend to encounter unique challenges. REACH offers the following services to support adoptive parents, adolescents and children.

  • Education, referral and advocacy services to help parents locate and access services in Tulare County
  • Crisis counseling, support counseling, and case management services
  • Parent support groups for adoptive parents (child care provided)
  • Community education, presentations and workshops on adoption issues
  • An extensive adoption lending library
  • Referrals to local adoption professionals and child serving agencies
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • The REACH Tulare County website

REACH services are available Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Feel free to visit our office or contact our staff for more information about assisting your family.

4128 S. Demaree St., Suite B
 Visalia, CA 93277
Contact Us

Shamra Tripp, LCSW

Adoption Associate Division Director
Ext. 4504 

JulieAnn Jones, MSW

Program Supervisor
Ext. 4506

Beth Hurlbert, LMFT

Tulare County REACH Adoption Social Worker
Ext. 4511

Kings  County REACH Social Worker

 Ext. 4513

Carrie Ontiveros, MA

Program Supervisor
Ext. 1887

Tulare County Adoptions continues to manage the Adoption Assistance Program. If you have questions about adoption funding, please direct your calls to Tamara Willard at 559-623-0517.