This is such a "Lori way to think" so, hang in there . . . . I have always sort of had a thing for pigs, not really on purpose it just kind of happened. When I was in 5th and 6th grade I collected everything I could get my hands on that had anything to do with Miss Piggy. We currently have a huge picture of this cute little pink pig jumping off a dock into a pond hanging in our living room, and another little pig picture in our powder bath. We even have a Chinese Pug for a dog (get it pug/pig, and she sort of looks like a pig, and snorts like one). It's a stretch . . . I'm telling you. We have a hunch that Avery will be born this year. Here's the clencher . . . according to the Chinese calendar this is the year of the PIG! What a hoot!!
The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before March 22, 2006. The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before October 13, 2005.
YAY! Forward movement! This means that our friends the Johnson's got their referral yesterday, her name is Kambry Hope. We are only 8 months from being in the review room! Their last update was for Jan. 31, so they moved 2 mos. on reviews. If they keep that pace we could be in the review room in 4 months.
I am a wife to a wonderful man, and a mother of five beautiful, healthy children. If I had time, I would get organized, read, research stuff, exercise (pressing on!), and take more naps. We live in the great state of Oklahoma. Life is good. God is great!
A List of Common Adoption World Abbreviations and Terms
SWI - Social Welfare Institution, the orphanage, but also sometimes an orphanage and a home for the elderly
SN - Special Need, some of the families request a child with a special need, we have chosen not to
LID - Log In Date, the date your dossier is officially logged in in China
Travel Group - All the other families who have the same DTC/LID date as we do and we will all travel together unless one of them chooses a child with a special need. Usually all the referrals in a group come from the same orphanage, which will be another thing we will have in common with our travel group.
I-171h - a PPP that we waited 6 weeks on so we could finish our dossier
USCIS - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Bethany - Our adoption case worker at Dillon who is very patient and has a great sense of humor
Dillon - Our adoption agency, which we love, is based in Tulsa, but serves many parts of the country, and it's Christian based
PPP - Pretty Peace of Paper, once you have received the pesky one it becomes the pretty one ;)
PPP - Pesky Piece of Paper, which is any piece of important paper you are waiting on
Referral - The first picture you see of the child you have been matched with and a brief medical history