Friday, August 16, 2013

Back when a LID was a Cover for a Pot

My appreciation for abbreviations has grown in this whole adoption process.  I really use to think:

1. EA is a game manufacture
2. PA is an intercom system
3. I800a is probably a model number for a Mercedes
4. DTC is dynamic traction control in a car
5. LID is a pot cover
6. RA is a resident assistant in a college dorm
7. TA is a teacher's assistant

Now I am wise to the other meaning of these abbreviations:

1. EA is Electronic Acceptance of a child's referral by the adoptive family
March 28, 2013
2. PA is Pre-Approval by the country of adoption
April 17, 2013
3. I800a strangely morphs into a 797 (which sounds like a turbo jet) but is really another fancy approval from the US government saying you are suitable to adopt
May 28, 2013
4. DTC is Dossier To China
June 14, 2013
5. LID is Log In Date, when your dossier is officially entered in the computer system
July 19, 2013
6. RA is Referral Acceptance which means all your paperwork that has taken eons to gather, authenticate and certify has been reviewed by the child's government and that specific child is approved to be adopted by you.  It is official!
August 15, 2013
7. TA well, that is Travel Approval to pick up our son.

Now that you are an expert on all these abbreviations, let me just shout, "We got our RA yesterday!" China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA)  are entrusting us with a precious son.  
Meet our gift of God,  "Teddy" Xiaobo

We feel immensely blessed and can't wait till our TA comes.


M & M said...

Love this post!!!
Love the sweet little boy at the bottom already. Can't wait for the TA too...

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to meeting my new grandson Teddy!!! Love, Nana

Helene Smith said...

Congratulations! May you be stronger than the abbreviations and soon be able to hug your boy!

WigintonFamily said...

So so so excited for you guys! We need to catch up!