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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... 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.

Information & Orientation Meetings

Foster Parent Afternoon Orientation
Tue Mar 13 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Explore Your Adoption Options!
Thu Mar 15 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Foster Parent Evening Orientation
Tue Mar 20 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Parent Orientation (Monroe Office)
Thu Apr 05 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Parent Afternoon Orientation
Tue Apr 10 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Foster Parent Evening Orientation
Tue Apr 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

Classes & Groups

Teen Adoptee Group
Tue Feb 27 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Tue Mar 06 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM

Latest News

Teen Adoptee Group-February 2018

HATW Teen Adoptee Group (TAG) will meet TUESDAYS from 6-7:30pm starting FEBRUARY 6, 2018 for 5 consecutive weeks.  This group is open to any teen adoptee or fostered teen in grades 6 through 12.

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Loving the Same Child

Join us for a discussion on navigating openess in foster care & adoption! More info

YOGA for Foster/Adoptive Youth - FREE class

Ages 6yrs to 18yrs can participate in this class designed to help reduce anxiety and stress through yoga, meditation and mindfulness training.

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Join Our Team!

Employment opportunities at HATW! Click here

HATW Looking to Expand Board of Directors Members

 Are you interested in becoming a part of our Board?

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Family Stories

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

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