Tuesday, September 30, 2014



I borrowed this from another adoptive mom - Randi Lanz

Acronyms and Dictionary in order through Adoption Timeline:

  1. HS        Home Study   MARCH 20, 2014 COMPLETED
  2. LOI       Letter of Intent      LUKE - OCT 2013                 JOHN - FEB 2014
  3. PA         Pre-Approval    LUKE- OCT 24, 2014                JOHN- APR 8, 2014
  4. I-800A   Application to USCIS to adopt a child from China  APRIL 4, 2014
  5. I-797-Notice Of Action  I-800A approval  MAY 29, 2014
  6. DTA       Dossier To Agency  FIRST COPY MARCH 24, 2014  ADDENDUM MAY 16,2014
  7. DTC       Dossier to China      JUNE 20, 2014
  8. LID         Logged In Date  JULY 3, 2014
  9. OOT       Out Of Translation - dossier has been translated into Chinese and is "in progress" JULY 17, 2014
  10. Reviewed - with the new database that the CCCWA installed in 2013, there are some new steps that we can track now.  Reviewed shows when your dossier has been, well, reviewed by the staff!  SEPT 29, 2014
  11. Match Reviewed or Soft LOA - this is when your dossier and the child's specific file are given their final review and the LOA is issued.  It shows in the computer system as issued before it actually arrives in its paper form at the agency. SEPT 29, 2014
  12. LOA       Letter Of Acceptance also called LSC (Letter Seeking Confirmation) OCT 1, 2014
  13. I-800       Application to adopt a specific child  - in this case, from China OCT 6, 2014
  14. DS-260 Online US Dept of State form to apply for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration on behalf of your child OCT 27, 2014
  15. NVC PDF  Emailed copy of the adoption approval letter sent to the Consulate in Guangzhou China OCT 27, 2014
  16. A 5 or Article  5 Final approval from the U.S & China for the adoption to take place Nov.17th
  17. TA         Travel Approval
  18. Gotcha Day of Forever Family Day - when you receive placement of your child
  19. CA          US Consulate Appointment in China