following is a sample of the components that will be included in your
September 14, 2013
and Debbie Davis
Family First Drive
the couple: September 1, 2013, September 12, 2013
John: September 1, 2013
Debbie: September 1, 2013
Alan T. Saunders, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Father: John William Davis
Date of Birth: January 1, 1980
Birthplace: Home Town,
Ethnic Background: Your ethnicity
Physical Description: Height 6'0" and 180 lbs.
hair and blue eyes.
Mother: Debbie Lois Davis
Date of Birth: January 1, 1980
Birthplace: Home Town,
Ethnic Background: Your ethnicity
Physical Description: Height 5'2" and 140 lbs.
hair and hazel eyes.
CURRENTLY LIVING IN THE HOME:
family has one adopted child Billy who was born on January 1, 2005.
loves to sing songs, eat fruit, play with his toys and he has a kitchen
set he loves to "cook" in.
has always been full of energy and is very inquisitive.
is healthy, happy and do very well in the Davis
Billy has been one of the highlights in their lives. The family also
has a dog. There
are no others living in the home.
FOR HOME STUDY/ADOPTION:
have been married for 9 years and they are incapable of having children.
has a medical condition.
have had many treatments and have utilized all medical advice for
becoming pregnant including artificial insemination and many other
medical attempts have been unsuccessful.
couple met in Home Town,
and they have lived in their home for 2 years. After
they married, they wanted children.
have successfully adopted one child and have had such good experiences
with Billy who is now 2 years old.
wish to adopt again because adopting Billy has been so positive.
Davis was born on February 12, 1960, in Home Town,
(confirmed with birth certificate). He was the first of three children
for Jim and Mary Davis. His father, age 65, was a successful stock
broker and is now retired. His father's financial success
allowed his mother, age 63, to stay home and raise their children full
time. He has a sister Samantha and a brother Steve, 29 and 25
respectively. Samantha lives with her spouse Bobby Jones and their two
children, Jessica and Spencer, in Their Town,
Steve is obtaining a degree in Accounting from University
and is currently single. They are all in excellent mental and physical
John grew up in a very family oriented environment. They all regularly
where they were actively involved in both church and community
functions. Being a close-knit group the entire family would attend any
activity involving another member. They also took vacations together,
whether it was a long weekend to go camping or a few weeks during the
summer to see some part of the country. One of his favorite trips was
to the Grand
Canyon. As a young man
he was encouraged to be involved with school clubs and sports, as a
result he had many friends. All his friends were always welcome in
their home to participate in the family's festivities.
As a child singing in the church choir, John, first realized his love
for music and has gone on to have several songs published. In addition
to writing music, he enjoys reading and landscaping their yard. He has
planted several trees and flowerbeds while maintaining a flourishing
garden. He still enjoys playing sports and is involved along with
Debbie in church volleyball and softball leagues. Although you will
hear John joke, "Debbie can't play! She runs from the ball if it comes
near her!" She really is a good ball player. Occasionally he will play
racquetball or basketball at the community center.
John says he grew up in a wonderful and loving environment and hopes to
provide the same for his children. He is still very close to his family
and they normally get together every couple of weeks to have a
bar-b-que. He describes himself as an out-going, musically inclined,
faithful, and caring man, who believes family is the most important
thing in life. John
is a graduate of Pleasant
with a degree in Music Education in 1983. He graduated with honors.
is a music teacher for a Pleasant
(Confirmed) He has been with this school since his college graduation
in 1983. In the summer, he works as a part time salesman for Sears.
Davis was born May 30, 1961 in Home Town, Utah.
She is thirty-one years old and the middle child of Lyle and Mary
Williams. After forty years as a manufacturer's representative for
several machine tool companies, her 64-year-old father plans to retire
next year. Besides high blood pressure that is thought to be a result
of being overweight, her father is in good health. Debbie's mother is
62 years of age and also in good health. She is employed as a part time
occupational therapist that plans to retire at the same time as Lloyd.
Regarding siblings, Debbie has a brother and a sister, named Curtis and
Cathy. Curtis is thirty-five and married Joan. They have three lovely
daughters. JoAnn is ten. Cindy is eight. Marci is four. They live in
Cathy is twenty-nine and married John Logan. They have one son, Ben who
is three. They live in Anywhere, California.
While she was growing up, Debbie always felt special to her parents.
Debbie always felt loved and cared for. Religion was important but not
a dominant force in her upbringing. It was common for her father to
frequently travel because of his job. Lloyd despite his time away
always seemed to find the time to take the family on an annual two-week
vacation. He also arranged for them to go on numerous business trips
with him over the summer. Even though Lloyd traveled and was often away
from home, Debbie still felt he greatly influenced her life. Debbie's
mother always made the best out of the worst situation. It was not
uncommon for her mother to make Debbie and Cathy's clothes.
Debbie was involved with numerous school activities while growing up.
She was active in a group called "Rainbow" girls. Debbie loved theater
and auditioned for all school theatrical productions. It was normal for
Debbie to acquire the lead roles in most productions. Beyond theater,
she enjoyed singing, sewing, knitting, watching TV, and playing
softball. Debbie was a very good athlete and she still boasts that she
can catch a ball better than John can.
Debbie's family was then and still is very close. She has fond memories
of her childhood. Debbie does not see her brother as much as she would
like, but understands the chaos that managing three children can bring.
Debbie is generally closer now with her sister Cathy. They usually talk
at least every two weeks.
graduated in 1984 with her bachelor's degree in elementary education
has been employed since 1984 as a third grade elementary teacher at
Pleasant Elementary in Pleasant, Utah.
(Confirmed). She plans on quitting her job upon placement of a child.
She plans to resume teaching once her child is old enough to start
John has life insurance with Pleasant Mutual Life valued at
$100,000.00. Debbie has life insurance with the same company valued at
HEALTH: They are covered with Pleasant Shield Major Medical. (Verified)
It covers the baby from time of placement. They must wait twelve months
for pre-exiting conditions.
and Debbie have completed a criminal background check with The State
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification.
report was received for both Debbie and John.
of the reports is dated 1/03/2008 and contains the verbiage "No
Criminal Record Found." John
and Debbie also completed a child
abuse check with Utah
Division of Child and Family Services.
report was received for both Debbie
and John. The report is dated 1/03/2010 and contains
the verbiage "there
were no supported or substantiated records found naming the above
person(s) as perpetrator of child abuse, neglect, or dependency."
Neither John nor Debbie has
been the perpetrator of a
crime and have not been arrested.
has been a perpetrator of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse nor a
victim of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
and Debbie spoke openly about their background, upbringing and their
have never participated in drug and alcohol use or abuse.
believe strongly in abstaining from these substances are teaching their
child the same and have strong religious beliefs in this regard.
matter of drugs and alcohol was handled in their family of origin by
their parents teaching them to abstain completely because of strong
religious beliefs and they were encouraged to talk to their parents if
there were any issues related to drugs or alcohol.
their families, they do have a individuals who have struggles with
drugs and alcohol.
family shields their child from this and they do not have much contact
with them. If
they do visit, they are respectful and do not use substances in front
of them. They
have specifically talked with each other about the issues relating to
drug and alcohol abuse and have discussed that if a problem developed
in their family it would be handled utilizing natural consequences
including intervention, discussions and rational teachings about the
detrimental effects of alcohol and drug use.
John and Debbie denied that they have been the victims of child abuse.
denied that they had ever committed or been accused of an act of abuse
on any child or ever committed or been accused of an act of abuse or
neglect on any disabled person or adult.
have not been the victims of any type of assault or domestic violence
and have not been accused of an act of domestic violence.
have never broken or been accused of breaking the law. The criminal
background reports received supports this.
home is tucked away on a quiet residential street located in the town
of Anywhere, Utah.
Their neighborhood is pleasantly supported with good neighbors and
children of all ages. Their church and school are both within walking
distance of their home.
Their home has approximately 3200 square feet and is two stories. The
first floor contains a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room
and half bath, and a small room that can be used as a playroom. The
second floor contains three bedrooms with walk in closets and a full
bath. The home is tastefully furnished and housekeeping standards are
are buying their home. They have lived at this address for the past
three years. They do not have any plans to move in the near future.
reference letters are positive and supportive of the Davis'
plans to adopt. One reference said, "They are unique among our friends
as responsible, kind and outgoing. " Letters have been received from
three friends, a family member and their spiritual leader. Letters were
received from Todd Samuels of His Town, California;
Mrs. John (Brenda) Betty, Anywhere, Utah;
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Carter, Anywhere, Utah;
Mrs. Jim (Shelly) Pinto, Anywhere, Utah
and Steven D. Richards, Home
AND PREPARATION FOR ADOPTION:
are excellent loving parents. Billy receives appropriate suggestions
for his age as well as proper punishment by way of time out. Talking
and explanations are ways John and Debbie help Billy to learn right
from wrong. They generally enjoy family outings and often involve Billy
in the planning's of such outings. Billy repeatedly suggests the park.
days a week, the Davis'
send Billy to a day care. The other three days a week he stays with a
licensed day care provider while the Davis'
are teaching. During the summer, he stays at home with his mother.
are willing to meet with the birth parent if that is their desire. They
wish to be identified only on first name basis. They are willing to
send pictures and letters to the birth parent(s) as well as receive
letters from the birth parent(s) via the adoption agency. They feel
comfortable sending letters and pictures every three months for a year.
At the end of that year, they will then decide if they will continue
and Debbie met while attending the University. After only a few dates,
they decided to date exclusively. Debbie states it was "love at first
sight" for her. For John, the love grew greater with each date and
their interactions together. John has been so pleased that his feelings
for Debbie have grown so deeply.
graduation, he married Debbie.
were married March 4, 1983 at the local Church, in Home Town,
(Confirmed by marriage certificate).
Debbie and John family backgrounds were very similar. John and Debbie
share similar hobbies. When either is involved in separate activities
the other is very supportive. Debbie and John both feel that they can
discuss anything and naturally share their most intimate feelings. They
feel they are "best friends".
and Debbie have been very specific about educating Billy and teaching
him values including the importance of work by providing opportunities
for him to do small jobs and have responsibilities in their home.
supports John in his employment and John supports Debbie in hers.
have established a good balance between work and fun.
has been the primary care giver of Billy.
also have good family support including parents, siblings, aunts and
uncles and a very supportive neighborhood.
do not perceive any conflicts between their work schedule and the time
required to care for another child.
is tremendous positive support that can and has been rendered
by their extended family to the family and to Billy and any adopted
children. They have discussed adoption extensively with the extended
family members and they are very supportive of this decision.
have discussed and considered with their family how the family members
will feel, think, and act about a child of a different race and/or
culture than some family members.
family is of mixed heritage, John's is Caucasian only. The issue of the
family treating an adopted child different than a biological child has
been discussed and addressed.
are specific family traditions, and celebrations throughout the year
including every holiday, family birthdays and family vacations that the
adoptive children will benefit from by entering this family.
and Debbie are members of the local Church.
are active in their church and community with much involvement and a
great deal of their time is volunteered.
has played a significant role in their moral/personal growth and
development by providing them stability and firm beliefs in God and
that there is a specific purpose for their existence and for their
adherence to eternal principles.
church does have extensive family services and support that is offered
to families including issues related to adoption.
have a gross combined annual income of $84,000 with a net income of
$66,000. (Verified by IRS statements) John has an annual gross income
of $42,000. Debbie has an annual gross income of $42,000 as well.
have approximately $100,000 in assets. This consists of $10,000 in cash
savings and checking accounts, $20,000 in stocks and bonds, $30,000
vested in a retirement plan through both of their employers. Their home
is valued at $200,000 and they have a thirty-year mortgage with a
balance of $160,000. They pay $1100 a month on the mortgage and that
includes insurance. Together with car payment, house payment,
utilities, food, insurance, etc. they pay out approximately $4000 per
month. They have enough left over that they can well afford a child
into their family.
is in good health. He had the usual childhood illnesses. He has
experienced no surgery or serious illness. He sees Dr. Good and was
last seen on 11/1/08. Debbie is in good health. She had the
usual childhood diseases. She has had extensive treatment for her
infertility. She is physically capable of parenting a child. Her doctor
is Dr. Sullivan and she was last seen on 11/1/08. The family
pediatrician is Dr. Butler who recently evaluated Billy and found him
to be in good health.
case of untimely deaths, the Davis'
have selected John's sister and brother-in-law, Samantha and Bobby
Jones of Their Town, Utah to be the legal guardians of their children.
They feel Mr. and Mrs. Jones would be wonderful parents because they
currently have two lovely children. They additionally are financially
secure as Danny has a career as an attorney. The Davis'
currently are in the process of making a will. They have a verbal
agreement in place regarding this guardianship arrangement.
TO BE ADOPTED:
will consider a boy or girl from a newborn to a toddler. They will
consider only a Caucasian child. It is possible Debbie and John will
accept a child with mild handicaps such as clubfeet, cleft palate, etc.
They, however, will not accept a child with any neurological or mental
handicaps. It was explained to them that it is often impossible to
determine such neurological and most mental handicaps at birth. They
will consider twins or a sibling group with the older child not
exceeding age 4 years.
are sincerely motivated in their desire to adopt a child. After my
contacts with John and Debbie, I find them to be mature, well-adjusted
couple with a strong desire to parent. It is my recommendation that an
adopted child would greatly benefit the Davis'.
It is easy to conclude that a child would be welcomed into a loving,
stable family and would be given every opportunity to grow into his/her
own person. Without reservation, I do not hesitate to recommend John
and Debbie Davis as good prospective adoptive parents.
Dated, and Notarized