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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)
LOL

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.
<3
Kelly

Holly said...

Wow thats a lot of abbreviations...lol!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the list...
I didn't know what some of these were till now..
TOO FUNNY...
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
Kim

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!

www.homepage.mac.com/kevintwit

KKamholz said...

Is Maggie registered anywhere for gifts for the shower?

Anonymous said...

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