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.

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.

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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.

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 Apr 07 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Orientation - MONROE OFFICE
Tue Apr 14 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue Apr 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Care Afternoon Orientation
Tue May 05 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Orientation - MONROE OFFICE
Tue May 12 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue May 19 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

Classes & Groups

Adopted Children's Group
Mon Mar 30 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Thu Apr 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Adopted Children's Group
Mon Apr 06 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu Apr 16 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu May 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu Jun 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

Latest News

March- Adoption Groups for kids

This month begins new cycles of both the HATW Adopted Children's Group as well as the HATW Teen Adoptee Group!

The Adopted Children's Group will begin Monday, March 9, while the Teen Adoptee Group will begin Thursday, March 12. Both groups provide great opportunities for children and adolescents to explore topics related to adoption while expanding their social networks! For more information, feel free to call our office at (734) 477-0135 or contact Jared at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


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.

Family Stories

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

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