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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

International Programs - WEBINAR
Wed Oct 22 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Thu Oct 23 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Foster Care Afternoon Orientation
Tue Nov 04 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue Nov 18 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Care Afternoon Orientation
Tue Dec 02 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue Dec 16 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

Classes & Groups

Teen Adoptee Group
Wed Oct 22 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Wed Oct 29 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
PRIDE - Session 9
Fri Nov 14 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Fri Nov 14 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Fri Dec 12 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Fri Jan 09 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

Latest News

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.  

It's not too late!! Sign up for 5K

The Washtenaw County Foster Care Coalition will host its 2nd annual Raise Hope and Foster Dreams 5k Walk and Run on Saturday, September, 27, 2014 at Rolling Hills County Park to support local foster children and their families.

Announcing HATW Satellite Offices!!

HATW is pleased to announce the addition of our satellite offices in Monroe & Macomb Counties!


Consider Adopting a Waiting Child

That first moment is so special & emotional. Please watch this video.

Family Stories

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

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