Finally, after what felt like a LONG 3 1/2 weeks since DTC, we have our LID: October 11.
I know those of you in the adoption community (at least Ch*na) know what that means. For my other sweet friends, I will try to give you a better-explained update.
LID means Log in Date. This is when our dossier has been translated into Ch*nese and officially logged into their computer system. Officially waiting in their eyes. We won't begin to discuss how long we have really been waiting. . . . Another post on that soon.
What are we waiting on now? We are waiting on our LOA (Letter of Acceptance) which some are now calling LOC. Our sweet Lifeline social worker said it could take 2 months for this. If it comes sooner, we will just be pleasantly surprised. (Doesn't mean I won't have both phones in my pockets from November on. . . .;0)
After the LOA, several important things occur between US and American consulate in Ch*na and Ch*n* Center of Ad*ption Aff*ars, several little details I can't begin to explain now; remember, I'm a rookie. But after the LOA, we can expect TA (travel approval) in approximately 8 weeks. TA is Ch*na's official invitation for us to travel to said country and get our Hai Hai!
So there you go, in an NS (nutshell). :0)
This weekend I want to post and tell you what my hubby says LID really means. :0)