INFANT adoption services
If you're interested in learning more about infant adoption home studies or post-placement services, please fill out the inquiry form here.
For general questions, contact our office.
Hands Across The Water recently made the difficult decision to cease offering pregnancy options counseling as well as infant adoption placement services after more than 20 years of working with families throughout Michigan. We are proud to have been a part of the histories of the many individuals and families we worked with since 2002. HATW continues to offer home study and post-placement services for parents pursuing infant adoption.
Adoption home studies consist of several visits with a social worker. At least one of those visits will be in your home. The purpose of a home study is to explore your family history, relationships, and parenting expectations. We consider the adoption home study process a learning process - we are learning about you and you are learning about adoptive parenting. During the home study process, you will be asked to collect documentation related to your health, finances, marital and birth certificates and criminal and social histories.
After completion of the home study, Hands Across The Water can assist in coordinating with other service providers to facilitate your adoption and to assure that all State of Michigan requirements are met, including any post placement supervision needed.
Hands Across The Water is committed to all families formed by adoption for a lifetime. As your child grows, we will be available to provide or locate any necessary services you or your child may need. Families are encouraged to attend educational workshops provided on an ongoing basis.
For more information or to contact our office, please fill out the inquiry form here.