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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

We are adopting from Ethiopia!!!

Mark and I have decided to change countries from Taiwan to Ethiopia. It was going to take us 3 1/2 years to adopt a healthy child from Taiwan. We didn't want to wait that long before we have another child in our home. I truly believe this is what God wants us to do. So here we go along for the ride.

We have been so busy this past month trying to update our home study for Ethiopia. It is stressful redoing everything that you have already done once. We are almost done with everything except getting a new marriage certificate and new birth certificates. We are hoping to get our I-600 approval for changing countries to Ethiopia soon. When we get it we can send our dossier off to Ethiopia. Hopefully, it will be by the end of December.

We decided to adopt a boy between the ages of 12 months up to 3 1/2 years old. We are going to name him Connor. His middle name will be part of his African name. We want to keep something that his parents gave to him. We are doing an open adoption so that he will not lose his heritage while living in the US. We have been working on his bedroom so once we have a referral we will be ready. Here is a couple of pictures.

We are still excited about this adoption journey even though it took a different turn. God will not give us anything that we can not handle and He knows what we need before we do. We are trusting in Him to complete this adoption soon and with a healthy little boy.

Please pray for us and our family during this time. Please pray for my dad that he will change his mind about this adoption and be supportive of us. He doesn't believe in adoption and I hope us adopting will change his heart!

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  1. Congratulaions! It is so hard to not have 100% support from your family. But God can change his heart. I will pray for you.