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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.

More... Our Staff    

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 Evening Orientation
Tue Dec 15 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Foster Care Evening Orientation
Tue Jan 19 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

Classes & Groups

Adopted Children's Group
Thu Dec 03 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Adopted Children's Group
Thu Dec 10 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu Dec 17 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
A-OK Group (Adopt/Foster Older Kids)
Thu Jan 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

Latest News

Gathering Donations for Annual Event!

Our Annual Holiday Family Celebration for our foster & adoptive families is fast approaching! Donations are now being accepted!

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HATW Looking to Expand Board of Directors Members

 Are you interested?

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Adopted Kid's Group Begins Oct. 29th!

This group, designed for adopted kids age 7 to 11 begins soon!

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Budgeting for Adoption Costs Webinar

This webinar, presented by Adoptive Families  and brought to you by America’s Christian Credit Union will discuss which expense categories families have control over, strategies for meeting the total costs of adoption, how to claim the adoption tax credit, adoption loans and grants, and more. Click here to register.

It's Time!!! Step Parent/Second Parent Adoption

HATW would like to help Michigan same sex couples who are now getting married or whose marriages are now  legally recognized complete the process for adoption. Secure the future of your family though Step Parent /Second Parent Adoption 

Family Stories

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

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