My ladybugs (pictured below) brought me good luck. I'm officially logged in at the CCAA (Chinese Center of Adoption Affairs). My LID (log in date) is 9/26, one month to the day of my DTC. Although I was hoping for it to be a little earlier in the month to ensure travel with the September group, I'm still happy and relieved to have this date. At least I know for sure that my dossier wasn't lost somewhere along the way. Also, since it took 9 weeks to find out this date, I'm already one month closer to getting Ava.
So what does this mean in referral time? Well, if the CCAA starts giving referrals for complete months (ie 1st of the month through the 30th) then I should get an early April referral and travel late May. If they continue to split months (ie 20th of a month through 20th of the following month) then I will end up getting an early May referral and travel late June.