Its a little after the fact, but we had our homestudy on May 4th and our 2nd interview is coming up on the 31st. It was not nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be. The social worker was very nice and really only wanted to get a feel for what type of people/parents we are. We have been going through an extermination process in our building, (welcome to NYC!) so half of our belongings are sealed in plastic bags and were in the middle of the floor until about 10 minutes before the social worker arrived. Brad and I spent many frantic hours trying to shove and stuff then in to closets and dresser drawers so that our house would not look like a tornado had just hit. Thankfully, she never felt the need to look inside of anything.
We are entering the long stretch of this process where we are waiting for certain things to show up before we can mail other things off. (Like our marriage certificate...can't figure out how we don't have a copy of that anywhere!) If any one reading this is ever considering adopting, I would strongly suggest having several copies of everyone's birth-certificates, your marriage license, passports (for international adoption) and online accounts with all your financial institutions (bank, retirement, medical insurance, life-insurance, savings accounts, etc...) so that you can get copies of everything quickly. Also, make sure you keep the last year of your tax return. We have everything but our marriage license and hope that it is in the mail and on its way as I type.