This may be adoption heresy but the paperwork for the homestudy isn’t that bad. I’ve always heard that there is a “paperwork nightmare”. Uh, I got most of it done in half an hour yesterday. I still have to do the things that require other people like getting letters and fingerprints back. But that’s out of my hands. As far as what I had to do myself it is pretty much over. I was actually sort of disappointed. It was anticlimactic.
I’ve been a foster parent, and the thing I found about the paperwork was not so much that it was long or it took so much time, but that it asked some pretty private questions.