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, July 25, 2011

Day At the Zoo 2011

Mark and I decided to take Summer for a fun filled day at the zoo. We have not received a referral yet and we really do not know when we will. Mark is upset because we still have no concrete answers. I am upset because I want my Connor home with us. Summer just wants a little brother to do things with. She doesn't understand why it has to take so long before he joins our family. She says, " Lets go get him now!" We were all in a funk until we went to the zoo.

Here we are just inside of the zoo.

While we were at the zoo we saw about five or more families who had adopted transracial. The families looked so happy and the kids looked well adjusted. I did not go up to any of the families to ask questions. I did not want to interfere with their day with their kids. However, it made Mark and I feel better about our situation and it makes us want to wait for how ever long until we get Connor. I know it will happen. I just want it to hurry up and happen. Summer is getting older each day and Connor is out there somewhere waiting for us...

Here are some more pictures at the zoo.

Summer watching the penguins. She really liked to watch them swim. Please do not fall in!!!

The polar bears were cool too. Man they are so big!!!

Waiting on the sea lion show to start. Daddy was telling her all about them. I think?????

Summer is posing for this picture. She is getting ready to go.

We had a great family day at the zoo. I am so happy that we all had fun. We got some ice cream while walking around, we had some lunch, then it was time to go. It was a good day to spend as a family. I am so blessed to have the family that God gave me. I am blessed to have a love in my heart for Connor who is somewhere on the other side of the world being prepared just for our family. I can not wait for the day that I get to see his precious face for the first time. What a blessing that will be!!!!

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  1. Hey Shannon- You are in Tennessee right? Where are you? My husband is getting a new job and relocating us to Nashville. I hope that is near you.

  2. We live in Somerville, Tn near Memphis. I think Nashville is only 3 or 4 hours away. We could still meet sometime.