Hands across

the water

Dedicated to supporting and empowering families since 1999.

waiting child adoption

Over 300 Michigan children are waiting for their forever home. Will you provide a safe and loving home to an older child or sibling group?

Learn more our about waiting child adoption program

foster
care

On any given day, there are approximately 13,000 children in foster care in Michigan.

 

Learn more about providing temporary care to children while supporting family reunification.

INFANT adoption

Building a family through adoption can be the most rewarding experience you will ever have.

 

HATW can assist families through our infant adoption program as well as those adopting independently.

international adoption

Children around the world are in need of safe and loving homes. 

 

HATW is a COA Hague Accredited agency and offers international adoption services.

Learn more about our programs. 

FAMILY
support services

 HATW provides events, post-adoption supports, training and enrichment activities for children and families throughout the year.  

Learn more about what we offer.

behavioral 
health services

Our Behavioral Health Services program offers individual, couple, and family counseling and other support services to help you and your family with a variety of needs.

Learn more about our therapists and agency counseling services.

Parent education

Our Parent Education programs provide personal

one-on-one education

and coaching to families in their homes and communities.  Services are strengths -focused and based on the specific needs of each client.

Learn more about our programs in Washtenaw, Lenawee and Monroe counties.

pregnancy options
counseling

For those facing an unplanned pregnancy, learn about your pregnancy options by talking with one of our pregnancy counselors.

We will provide resources and information to help you decide what is best for you.

OUR EVENTS
HATW Halloween Road Rally
Sat, Oct 24
Marsh View Meadows
Oct 24, 1:00 PM
Marsh View Meadows, 300 E Textile Rd, Saline, MI 48176, USA
Hands Across The Water's first Halloween Road Rally is a family-friendly, socially distanced, "amazing race" with fun games along the way!
Foster Parent Orientation - Online - Pre-registration required
Thu, Nov 05
Online Foster Parent Orientation
Nov 05, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Online Foster Parent Orientation
HATW is recruiting new foster parents! Are you interested? Have questions? Please fill out this form to speak with our Recruitment Specialist. They will answer your questions and help you with the next steps to becoming a foster parent. You may also contact us at 734-477-0135 or info@hatw.org.
Waiting Child Domestic Adoption Informational Meeting - Online - Pre-registration required
Tue, Nov 10
Online Meeting
Nov 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Online Meeting
Interested in learning more about Waiting Child Domestic Adoption? This is an important step in deciding if this program is the right fit for your family. Please fill out this form to speak with our Recruitment Specialist. You may also reach us at 734.477.0135 or info@hatw.org
Explore Your Adoption Options - Pre-registration Required
Tue, Nov 10
Online Informational Meeting
Nov 10, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Online Informational Meeting
Interested in adoption and want to learn more about the adoption programs we provide? This is for you!
Foster Parent Orientation- Online - Pre-registration required
Tue, Nov 17
Online Foster Parent Orientation
Nov 17, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Online Foster Parent Orientation
HATW is recruiting new foster parents! Are you interested? Have questions? Please fill out this form to speak with our Recruitment Specialist. They will answer your questions and help you with the next steps to becoming a foster parent. You may also contact us at 734-477-0135 or info@hatw.org.
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Hands Across The Water supports and empowers children and families through inclusive, strengths-based services.

         

We envision a community where every child is valued and has a safe home and loving family where they can thrive.

EIN #: 38-3167509

Contact Us today

T: 734-477-0135

F: 734-477-0213

E: info@hatw.org

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Out staff is 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.