An adoption home study is the final task you have to check off in order to start the adoption waiting game. Honestly, it might feel like one big hurdle if you don't now what you're in for. Luckily, I've been through it and am ready to share the things no one tells you about adoption home studies, so you can get ready to tackle that final task.
The good news is that going through an adoption home study isn't difficult. It's time consuming and can be mentally exhausting, but I found some of the other paperwork tasks, like getting our city's fire inspector to come to our home, much more difficult. For a home study, you'll likely clean your house pretty well and then sit around answering a whole lot of questions for several hours.
The other good news about adoption home studies is that they actually can be an interesting way to process with your partner how you're planning to parent and help you answer some questions about your parenting style that might come in handy with your adopted kiddos later. If you already have biological children, you've probably already answered those questions the hard way, but for us, with no kids at home yet, it was interesting to get to know a few more details about each others' childhoods and desires for our family that we didn't know before.