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Building and supporting families since 1999

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 strong family. 

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 are dedicated to supporting and strengthening families through a wide range of supportive services, including parent education, counseling and case management.  We are a provider of foster care services, as well as adoption services for children and families.

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 national origin.

More... Two AA Girls    

 

Building and suppporting families since 1999

Information & Orientation Meetings

Foster Care Orientation
Tue Feb 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Care Orientation-Mt. Clemens office
Thu Mar 02 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Parent Orientation
Tue Mar 14 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Foster Care Orientation
Tue Mar 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Explore Your Adoption Options
Tue Mar 21 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Foster Parent Orientation-Monroe Office
Thu Apr 06 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Parent Orientation
Tue Apr 11 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Foster Care Orientation
Tue Apr 18 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

Classes & Groups

Teen Adoptee Group
Tue Feb 28 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Tue Mar 07 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Tue Mar 14 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Wed Mar 15 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Tue Mar 21 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Wed Apr 19 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Wed May 17 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM

Latest News

2017 Teen Adoptee Group

Our first 6-week cycle of 2017 is quickly approaching! HATW Teen Adoptee Group (TAG) will meet TUESDAYS from 6-7:30pm starting February 21st.  This group is open to any teen adoptee between the ages of 11-15.

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Join Our Team!

Employment opportunities at HATW! Click here

A Heartfelt Goodbye

Kathleen Nelson, founder & executive director of Hands Across The Water since 1999 will be retiring November 30, 2016. Kathi has been instrumental in helping to create so many families throughout the past 17 years. Her belief that every child deserves a family was the driving force of the agency and her passion for creating families through adoption inspired so many of us. She will be missed!

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HATW Looking to Expand Board of Directors Members

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Family Stories

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

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