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.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Updating Starts....

Mark and I are having to start updating all of our documents for our home study. So we need to get the home study updated, medical exams for all of us, police clearances, evidence of our assets and mortgage. should be FUN!!! This will the third time to do all of this. So I am getting pretty good at it. The first time was for our Dossier to go to Taiwan. The second time us to change countries. Then to send our Dossier to Ethiopia. Now, this time is because our USCIS is going to expire in August. Man, I can not believe it is already that time to ask for an extension. Maybe this will be the last time for us to update things.

Today I took Summer to her physician to get her medical exam done for this home study. she was NOT a happy camper!! She was so scared that she was going to get some shots. She did not get any shots, but they did prick her finger to do a blood test. Not good at all. The nurse gave her sucker while she was about to do it and Summer freaked out!!! Then she let the nurse have her finger all is history. She looks at the nurse while still crying says that is It????? Crazy girl!!!! Here is a pic of her right after the finger prick indecent. Still a little mad at me!! Oh well, she had to get it done..

So one down two more to go. Mark and I have ours Tuesday at 8:30. Then we are going to do the police clearances. Then we should be done until our social worker comes out to the house to do a home study update. I will be so glad once we get a referral!!!! I hope it will not be too much longer... Sigh....

I am doing many things to keep me busy while waiting. The waiting to me is the HARDEST part!!! The not knowing?? When will we be matched to a child?? Where are we at in the orphanage??? How much longer?? I am the type of person that I like to know what is going on. I will do things myself to make sure they get done. While going through an adoption you have to rely on your agency and social worker and even more lean on God. I have done all that I can on my end. I have to leave it up to them and that is so hard to do!!!! So I am staying busy with Summer swimming a lot, working in the yard, and working some more on Connor's room. I am also reading some good books. One book that I am reading is called Forgotten God by Francis Chan. It is talking about how people today forget about the Holy Spirit. Should be a good read....

Summer starts VBS at Hope next week. She is so excited about going this year. I really hope she learns a lot and enjoys herself at the same time. It will help her to not think about the adoption stuff while we are updating things. Sometimes she says are we
STILL getting Connor?? I guess because we have been on this journey for almost two years and still no little brother. It will happen!! I hope soon so we can be a family of FOUR!!!!

Please if you are the praying type put us in your prayers that we will get a referral soon. Please pray for Connor and for his birth family. Please pray that this adoption will motivate others to adopt and that this adoption will be all for God's Glory!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Hang in there! keep the focus on Connor - HE WILL come home - I get it - you are not alone! Just hang in there! hugs from - well York, PA today - ha - I miss my DEtroit