I was wondering if anyone else was completely overwhelmed by their home study packet. Did you try and tackle everything at once or one thing at a time?
Mommy to DS#1 7/1/04 and DS#2 6/15/07M/C 2/16/10 at 9wks 5 days~ D&C 2/18/10BFP#4 5/17/11 C/P. BFP#5 11/30/12 Surprise! DS#3 born 7/29/13
We sat down and filled out everything we could without having to get help from someone (fire inspector, background check agency, etc.) else in one night. We worked on our profile book at the same time as the homestudy paperwork and we found that a lot of the information we needed to share overlapped, which made it easier to keep biting off more of those long writing sections.
Then we pieced off the parts that needed external assistance. I made a list of the order we needed to do them in and we just drilled through it day by day.
I tried to always just stay focused on the next step as we saw it, even though it seemed like more steps always cropped up.
I spent 30-40 minutes a day doing paperwork and got it done in about 2 weeks, which the agency said was fast. Don't stress too much, most agencies will work with you on any issues that they see.
Congratulations on getting started!!!!