Thursday, December 30, 2004


In the world of Chinese adoptions, there are several silly terms, one of which is "DTC." It is used as a noun, a verb, an adjective (whatever fits) and it stands for "date to China" - as in, when your dossier was sent.

When you hear that we are DTC, feel free to congratulate, express happiness, share excitement.

The next term you will need to be looking out for is "LID," which stands for "Log-in date." (Why words like "to" and "in" get their own initials is beyond me, but I didn't make this stuff up.) LID is the official date that the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) starts processing the dossier. It has been about 6 months from LID that most people have waited for their referrals.

Anyone who does not recognize the sifnificance of LID will be banned from ever reading my blog again... EVER! And don't tell me that that is not enforceable, because then I will ban you from reading ANYBODY'S blog.

And, just to keep you updated, we were DTC on 12/28.



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