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, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend 2011

We had a great Easter weekend!! We started off the weekend by going to an Easter egg hunt at one of Summer's friends house. It started around 10:30 am and we left around 12:30. Summer had a blast. Here are some pictures of the Easter egg hunt.

While we were at the Easter egg hunt I met a family that has adopted two kids domestically from BCS. He said for us to keep going and it will happen. He said sometimes he thought it would never happen then one day the call came. It was what I needed to hear. I was all upset that we didn't get a referral by Easter. My social worker told me it could be as early as July or up to November. Which is not what I wanted to hear. I was hoping to hear something sooner than that!! We are in it for the long haul it just makes me sad to know we have to wait even longer now.

Then we came home to dye some eggs before we went to church. Summer was doing the eggs most of the time by herself. She really didn't want us to help her in any way. However, I didn't want her to make a huge mess either so we did get to help. Here are a few of Summer dying some eggs.

Then we went to Hope Church on Saturday night at 7:30. My mom went with us so did Mark's parents. It was a great service. I think they all liked it.

Then on Sunday we got up did Easter baskets for Summer and Connor. Here are a few pictures of that.

Summer's Basket

Connor's basket

I am so ready to get Connor here to become part of our family. I can't wait to see a picture of him, find out how old he is, and what types of food he likes. I finished his room this past week for Easter. I want it to be ready when we get the call. I am so ready!!! I just need a referral then wait for him to join our family!!!

Then we went to my sisters house for lunch. It was good. Everyone got along well. Dad behaved himself by not saying too much about us adopting except that he doesn't think we need to. I really don't care if he agrees with us about this journey that our family is on. I mean I would LOVE for him to support us, but that is not going to happen right now. Mark and I are going to go through with this adoption because we feel that is what God has called us to do. It says in 1 John 3:1- " See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." If you are a Christian then you are His adopted child. This is why I should follow His example and keep going with this adoption. It is taking a while. Longer than what mark and I wanted. However, when it does happen it will be at the perfect time!!!!

Please keep praying for our family that we will get a referral soon and we will be prepared for whatever we face. This verse has helped me a lot over the past week. Romans 8:31- " if God is for us, who can be against us?"
Please keep praying!!! Connor will be with us soon!!!!

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  1. I think about you guys often and pray for you too. Remail faithful, your day will come. God called you too this and he will see you through this.... My friends just brought home their two boys from Liberia after waiting over 2 years in a complete government shutdown. God wants Connor in your home as much as you do!

  2. I am also waiting for a referral and have been following your blog for a couple months. I'm guessing you are with Bethany (due to your links) and wanted to let you know that if you go on the BCS Ethiopia forum, you can see the waiting list and get a general idea about how long your wait is going to be. Maybe you already know this, but I thought I'd share in case you didn't.