Hands for Hope: a new Hand in Hand program

Many families in both Hand in Hand and the greater Atlanta community have or are in the process of adopting older children. Adopting older children comes with a multitude of challenges for both the family and the child such as language and communication difficulties, adjusting to differences in the culture and way of life, and just transitioning to a new environment.

Therefore, Hand in Hand, in a joint effort with Georgia Tech China Care is launching a new program called Hands for Hope to help new adoptive families ease this transition. Because our volunteers are first and second generation Chinese-Americans, we have the language ability and understanding of both cultures to help with this difficult transition. Especially in the first few months, our Big Sisters hope to work on a one-on-one basis with families to help with things such as translating and bridging the cultural gap.

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