Is there anyone out there in the GT-verse that has adopted? Specifically Catholic adoption? Anyone with mixed-race adoption stories?

I'm not ready to write about it, but let's just leave it at this: the Captain and I want to get started on the adoption process now, but we have no idea where to start and could really use some advice from People Who Know™. We have decided that we want to adopt a newborn/infant first and are holding off on foster-to-adopt until we have a home/yard/more space and time to devote to older kids, and ideally want to be in an even more stable place in our lives before we welcome kids from that...errr...pipeline? I don't even know what to call it sensitively.

I still have the links to a couple of FB pages and such that people sent me awhile ago, and thank you for those. But...where do we even START? Should we talk to a lawyer first? Find an adoption agency we like? Do we go to more than one adoption agency? How much money should we have saved first? Thousands of questions.

HALP ME HIVEMIND!