L-I-D. Three little letters with so much significance! These letters mean that China has officially logged us into their system, as they now approve us to be adoptive parents for a child in their country!
We applied to our agency on September 6, 2012, and since that time, we have had to complete so many requirements, each having its own specific purpose, all to protect the little one we bring home. All of that work was compiled into 15 different documents that were sent to China in the form of a dossier (Dossier to China = DTC). Receiving our LID means that the officials have reviewed our Dossier and are giving us a thumbs up!
For people who have not yet found their child by viewing Waiting Children lists, once they have LID they can begin getting receiving referrals from their agency for children who are released on the Shared List each month. The shared list comes out tonight (8:00 a.m. China time), so families will start getting referrals sometime tomorrow.
Because we have already found the little guy we want to be our son, officials are now reviewing our Letter of Intent (LOI), which we wrote at the beginning of February. Our little guy could not be officially "matched" with our family until we had LID, though some children are eligible for matching prior to LID.
So, now we wait for two more very special letters...the letters I have been most anxious to receive:
PA = Preapproval
If they give us PA for this little boy, I will be sobbing like a crazy woman and posting his picture for all to see! Prepare yourselves for one of the most precious little boy you've ever laid eyes on.
Thank you for your prayers while we again do our least favorite four letter word!