The McDade Family

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Hi! Our names are Shannon, Mark and Summer McDade. We are a family of three wanting to expand our family through adoption. We were planning to adopt from Taiwan, but the wait has helped us change countries to Ethiopia. God has a purpose foreverything and we are going to stay faithful and follow Him.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Day!!

What a day!!! I got an email update from our social worker saying it might take up to three years before we get Mia. I wanted to say to her you already told me this last month. I guess they don't want us to hope for sooner. However, I am hoping for sooner. Mark and I was talking about maybe adopting from here while we wait on Mia, but I am not sure that is what we will do. We are going to pray about it and let God lead us to the right path that we should take. I emailed a guy today that did just that. Have not heard from him yet. Maybe he will have some good advice to give us. We are open to anything. We just want our home to be filled with more kids. I am not sure which direction we should take.. Wait for three years for another kid or try to get one here while we wait for her????? This adoption thing is hard to handle at times. When you feel like you have no answers then something always happens to pull you back in.. I got a GREAT Bible verse that c.g. sent me a little while ago it says this:

Psalm 130:5 -I wait on the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.

For me not to be discouraged and to keep going. Man, I really needed that today!!! Thank you Lord for sending someone like him to stay in touch with me during this adoption.

Mark just called me and said he had a weird dream last night. It was about us at a store and there I knew someone who just adopted. SoI told Mark to hold the child. He could not see who the parents were. So when he got the child in his arms he could tell that she was Asian. He woke up this morning thinking of Mia. I guess that could be a sign to keep going and waiting. I know God has a plan for us. We have to be willing to do whatever He wants us to do. Sometimes that seems like it will never happen. It will in His timing.

Lamentations 3:25- Waiting for Gods timing brings great rewards.

I came across this Bible verse the other day while I was doing my bible study. I had to remind myself of this verse today when I was getting down and upset at our agency. I need to tattoo it on my forehead so I will see it everyday!!! Just kidding.

I am so glad to already have a little girl to love. I would not know what to do without her in my life. Summer has helped change me for the good. I have learned a lot about PATIENCE with her. Sometimes she can be a handful and other times she can be so sweet. I am so thankful for God choosing me to be her mom. I will try to be the type of mom God wants me to be. I think about the mothers and fathers who cant have their own children who are trying to adopt as one of their ways to have a child. I would not want to be in their shoes and I do feel for them. If this is hard for me and I do have a child just think how they feel? I pray for all who are trying to adopt and that they will get a referral soon.

I love you Summer!!!

Mark and I have started a fund to help others who are planning to adopt. Our church does not help with adoptions. So we are going to try to start something at our church. Or help others who are adopting come up with some of the money. I think that should be a mission in any church to help the members of that church to adopt. If this would happen there would be more people adopting. I met this woman and she is adopting from Taiwan also. They will be traveling in a couple of weeks. I emailed her to ask for her address so we could send them some money for their travel expenses. I am so blessed to help them bring their little girl home. While we wait for Mia to come home God has put it on our hearts to help others who want to adopt. God is always showing us how we can bless others and be blessed at the same time.

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