About Us

Debra Hewitt, M.S.

Sunshine State Adoption and Home Study Services was founded by Debra Hewitt, M.S. and was simply the next step in a career that spans over 20 years and has always been connected to working with children and families. As a resident of Orlando since she was four-years old, 'Sunshine State' seemed a fitting name when she founded a non-profit agency to serve the Florida adoption community.

Debra holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University, respectively. She has been a social worker and provider of home studies to Florida families for over 10 years. Debra employs a team of social workers to help her offer services to the entire State of Florida. All of her social workers are also adoptive parents and their passion for helping families goes way beyond the paperwork.

On the personal side, Debra truly understands the adoption process which ends in the ultimate thrill: a family. She and her husband, John, have three adopted children that bring joy to their lives every single day. Debra is active in the central Florida adoption community, providing support to waiting families and to those who already have a placement of a child, but may still have questions from the most simple to emotional and complex. Throughout her career, Debra has helped over 750 children find a permanent home with loving parents. When she finds a brief moment of downtime, Debra enjoys running, reading and sewing.

Phil Boyd - Panhandle Adoption Home Study

Phil Boyd provides Panhandle adoption home study services for both domestic adoptions and international adoptions throughout the Panhandle area, including Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and DeFuniak Springs. Phil lives with his wife and two daughters who were adopted internationally from China. Phil has worked in the adoption field for 25 years and has helped hundreds of families build their families through adoption. Please call us to start your Florida adoption home study in the Panhandle area.

Pam Weyh - Miami Adoption Home Study

Pam Weyh, completes Florida adoption home studies in South Florida. She will complete your Florida adoption home study if you live near Miami, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. In addition to Miami adoption home studies, Pam also travels throughout the state to complete Florida home studies for custody cases in paternity or divorce cases. Call us when you are ready to start your Miami adoption home study.

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