Providing Adoption & Foster Care Services & Support since 1999
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"We've been there, now we're here for you!"

More... Our Mission    

Our Mission:
Hands Across The Water is dedicated to building and supporting families, committed to the belief that every child deserves a home and loving family.

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We believe every child deserves a family. Children come first. Families need to be found for children....not children for families.

More... We have adoption programs    

We have adoption programs around the world and in the U.S. We are located in the state of Michigan, but can act as your placing agency, whatever state you live in.

More... Our Staff    

Our staff has been personally touched by adoption. We are here to help you navigate your own personal adoption journey to make your dreams come true.

More... We are LGBT Friendly!    

 

 

HATW follows a non-discrimination practice and does not establish our screening criteria based on race, creed, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or natural origin.

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"We've been there, now we're here for you!"

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Information & Orientation Meetings

Foster Care Afternoon Orientation
Tue Feb 03 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Orientation - MONROE OFFICE
Tue Feb 10 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
International Programs WEBINAR
Wed Feb 11 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
General Information -WEBINAR
Thu Feb 12 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue Feb 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
LGBT Options - WEBINAR
Thu Feb 19 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Foster Care Afternoon Orientation
Tue Mar 03 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Orientation - MONROE OFFICE
Tue Mar 10 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
General Information-WEBINAR
Thu Mar 12 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
International Programs WEBINAR
Tue Mar 17 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue Mar 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
LGBT Options - WEBINAR
Thu Mar 19 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM

Classes & Groups

Teen Adoptee Group
Thu Feb 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Thu Feb 12 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Thu Feb 19 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu Feb 19 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Thu Feb 26 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Thu Mar 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu Mar 19 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu Apr 16 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

Latest News

HATW On The Radio!

Hands Across the Water and 94.3 REWIND have teamed up to create a 30 minute radio show dedicated to foster care.
Take a listen!

2015 Teen Adoptee Group

Our first 5-week cycle of 2015 is quickly approaching! HATW Teen Adoptee Group (TAG) will meet THURSDAYS from 6-8pm starting February 5th.

Read more...

Check out our Facebook Page!

Please "like" our facebook page and visit often for interesting news & information!

Adopting a Foster Child-One family's experience

A sweet story about adopting a foster child.

The stigma of the adoption experience challenged

"American Seoul" A series of video blogs sets out to challenge the stigma faced by those who have been internationally adopted.  

Family Stories

**The children in the photos posted on our website are not available for adoption

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