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Friday, August 24, 2007

Abbreviations for My Friends

SW: Social Worker . . . HS: Homestudy . . . PC: Paperchase
CCAA: China Center of Adoption Affairs
DTC: Dossier to China (the date an agency mails a dossier to China)
LID: Log-in-Date (the date that a dossier gets logged-in at the CCAA)
DOR: Date of Referral
WC: Waiting Child . . . WCP: Waiting Child Program SN: Special Need
NSN: non-special need SWI: Social Welfare Institute (aka orphanage)
TA: Travel Approval . . . CA: Consulate Appointment
LOI: Letter of Intent . . . ACR: Age of Child Requested . . . AYAP: As Young As Possible
USCIS: United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
DD: Dear/Darling Daughter . . . DS: Dear/Darling Son . . . DW: Dear/Darling Wife
DH: Dear/Darling Husband . . . MIL: Mother-in-Law . . . FIL: Father-in-Law
SIL: Sister-in-Law . . . BIL: Brother-in-Law
LOL: Laugh out loud . . . IMHO: In my humble opinion
BTDT: Been There Done That . . . BTW: By the Way
and finally LOA: Letter of Acceptence

10 kind words.:

Nicole said...

Finally I know what you are talking about! I really hope you get your LOA soon. I can't imagine how bad you want to finally hold your little Maggie!

nikki said...

Oh my! WATOA! (What a truckload of abbreviations)

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Gwen!
I wish I had seen this list when I first started blogging. It took me forever to figure out what DH was. I hope you all are well and looking forward to a great weekend.
People are asking for Maggie's wish list and I don't know if I should give it out so far ahead of the shower. What do you think? I want them to show up for the shower.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the abbreviation education. :-) Will be in pray for you for your LOA.

Holly said...

Wow thats a lot of!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the list...
I didn't know what some of these were till now..
Can't wait for the blogger shower...
I am sooo ready..
I have one thing for Maggie already...
Hope your having a Great Weekend.
Take care

lnipper said...

Thanks for the run down on the abbreviations. Makes more since now. Hope you guys had a nice weekend.

Wendy said...

hey girl!
here are the book titles you wanted me to leave you:
"There is No Me Without You" by Melissa Fay Greene
"a long way gone" by ishmael beah
"Bold Love" by Dan Allender

enjoyed our workout this am!

KKamholz said...

Is Maggie registered anywhere for gifts for the shower?

Anonymous said...

too bad I will never be able to memorize these...haha