This the second post of the 10-part series: “Top 10 Surprises of the International Adoption Process” As Christine eluded to in her “Great Paper Chase” post, there has been an amazing amount of paperwork that we have needed to pull together. Some we needed to write or fill out. Some we needed to acquire from various government agencies. Some we have needed to ask our friends, employer, financial advisor, accountant, or local police chief to write for us. Nothing independently was terribly difficult to do. There was just a lot of it.