Our adoption application was finally sent out today! We are super excited to have gotten that first big step out of the way. The application process is pretty involved. We had to fill out our personal information, kind of like filling out a job application. A few big differences are: you have to list the address and years you lived at past residences since age 17; you have to list all jobs you have had for the past five years; you have to list two employer references, five personal references, and one family reference; you have to send copies of your birth certificate, social security card, and marriage license; and finally we both had to write hand written letters stating why we want to adopt.
Our home study should be set to start in April. We will keep you all updated on what our social worker says and how the process is going. We can feel us becoming parents getting closer and are thrilled to have officially started the process!