First you have to do an application for adoption. The information you provide is a lot of the basics. Names, address, work information, race, religion, hair and eye color, grade school, high school, college, place of birth, date of birth, etc.
Our agency requires that we provide four references. The references are asked several basic questions. Will they be good parents? Are they good as a couple? And who knows what else. We thought long and hard on who we would ask to be our references. After a long debate we just went with our heart and asked the first four that came to mind.
When we turned in our application there was a list of things that we had to provide:
It's overwhelming to think about all the steps we need to take to adopt. But we will take them. We've worked hard to get this far and we can and will continue to work hard to have a child in our home.
What about you, have you had to do to start your home study?