Read stories written by families that experienced adoption or foster care through Hands Across The Water. Click on the titles below to read the full stories.
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"As we began to look into adoption agencies, Hands Across The Water (HATW) stood out. We were interested in open adoption, and the approach HATW took towards birth parents and children, as well as waiting families, was heartening... The staff was incredibly helpful and patient as we worked through our questions. In the end, HATW was the right fit for us."
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"Now that both of our children’s adoptions are finalized, we look back at those uncertain periods in our lives and are so thankful we found a reliable and ethical agency like Hands Across The Water. If we ever decided to add to our family, Jill would be our first call. I wouldn’t dream of venturing into the adoption world without her invaluable guidance.."
Angela Edmond shares the story of adopting her son and daughter. Click here to read.
"We were thrilled to learn that not only did HATW speak publicly about being LGBT affirming, they had a strong track record of successfully matching birth families with same-sex couples. In our research, we found some agencies that were happy to work with same-sex couples, however, they did not have much experience in matching them with potential birth parents. HATW was the exception."
Andrew and Adam Gardner-Northrop share the story of adopting their son Zachary. Click here to read.
"Everything seems slower and happens faster than you realize at the time. And, yes, it really does happen. Enjoy every moment."
Daryl and Leslie share their story of adopting their child from Guatemala through our International Adoption Program and the process of returning to the U.S. with their child. Read more.