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Commonly used and accepted abbreviations

A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T

AA African American
BD Biological or Birth Dad
BF Birth Father or Boyfriend
Bmom* Biological or Birth Mom (see below)
BTDT Been There Done That
BTW By The Way
CC & CA Caucasian
COC Certicate of Citizenship
CW Caseworker
DD Dear Daughter
DH Dear Husband
DP Dear Partner
DS Dear Son
DTC Dossier To China
DW Dear Wife
Emom Expectant Mom
FC Family Court or Foster Child
FD Foster Daughter
FS Foster Son
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
HS Homestudy
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
ISO In Search Of
JMO Just My Opinion
KWIM Know What I mean
LID Log In Date
LOL Laugh Out Loud
MIL Mother In Law
MOE Ministry of Education
OP Original Poster
OT Off Topic
PAP Prospective Adoptive Parent
PBmom Prospective Birthmom
PGN The Guatemalan equivalent to the "Attorney General"
POA Power of Attorney
QOTD Question of The Day
ROFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing
SN Special Needs
SO Significant Other
SW Social Worker
TMI Too Much Information
TPR Termination of Parental Rights
TS Thread Starter
TTC Trying To Conceive

*The letters B and M, when used together as an abbreviation for birthmom, are automatically replaced with two asterisks as many find the use of this abbreviation offensive.


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