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 a licensed, non-profit child-placing agency, is dedicated to all persons touched by adoption and foster care, offering assistance and support. HATW is dedicated 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, what ever state you live in. 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, what ever 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 May 06 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue May 20 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
General Information Meeting
Tue May 20 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Foster Care Afternoon Orientation
Tue Jun 03 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue Jun 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
General Information Meeting
Tue Jun 17 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM

Classes & Groups

A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Fri May 09 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Fri Jun 13 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

Latest News

New MI Law to Improve Adoption Process

Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder signed into law yesterday, Tuesday, April 15th, legislation designed to improve the adoption process.

Read more...

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step Book

Check out this concise, realistic how-to guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent, and gives hope and immediate hands-on solutions. Also available in the HATW library!

Incredible Journey of Open Adoption

A birth mother shares her thoughts about making an open adoption plan.

MI Senate votes to ease adoptions & more...

The Michigan Senate has passed three House-passed bills designed to speed up adoptions.

The truth about "open" adoption

Interesting open adoption story.

Family Stories

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

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