Wow - there is no such thing as easy when it comes to adoption paperwork. We need to fill out all of the forms - some have to be notarized, take pictures of our house and our family. Get certified copies of birth and marriage certificates and line up some references - none of which can be family members. We also have to get passports and notarized copies of a physical from our doctor. We need the past 3 years of income tax returns, bank statements, proof of life insurance and health insurance etc.
I have the application pretty much finished - we need to take the pictures and get a few details straightened out. I have copies of the bank statements and tax returns - the rest we are still working on. It is really exciting that this is finally coming together and then a little scary at the same time. We have talked about adopting for a while and here we are starting the process!