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Building and supporting families since 1999

More... Our Mission    

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 strong family. 

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Our staff are 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.

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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 national origin.

Information & Orientation Meetings

Foster Parent Orientation
Tue Oct 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Explore Your Adoption Options
Thu Nov 16 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Foster Parent Orientation
Tue Nov 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM

Classes & Groups

Yoga for Youth
Wed Oct 18 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
PRIDE Training sessions 4 & 6
Sat Oct 21 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Mon Oct 23 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Yoga for Youth
Thu Oct 26 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Mon Oct 30 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Yoga for Youth
Thu Nov 02 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Teen Adoptee Group
Mon Nov 06 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
PRIDE Training Sessions 1,2 & 3
Sat Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
PRIDE Training Sessions 4 & 6
Sat Dec 16 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM

Latest News

Teen Adoptee Group Begins in October!

HATW Teen Adoptee Group (TAG) will meet MONDAYS from 6:30-8pm starting October 16th for 5 consecutive weeks.  This group is open to any teen adoptee in grades 6 through 12.

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Loving the Same Child

Join us for a discussion on navigating openess in foster care & adoption! More info

YOGA for Foster/Adoptive Youth - FREE class

Ages 6yrs to 18yrs can participate in this class designed to help reduce anxiety and stress through yoga, meditation and mindfulness training.

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HATW is seeking to renew our Hague Accreditation! The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:

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Family Stories

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

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