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, August 29, 2011

Renewed Finger Prints

Today Mark and I had to renew our finger prints for the USCIS since it has been 18 months. Our finger prints expire after 18 months. I can't believe it has already been 18 months since our finger prints. It had been almost 26 months of waiting for a referral. I don't understand why it has to take so long before you can get a referral - picture of our little boy. I am SO ready to see his precious face!!! I really want to know how old he is going to be, his name, and see what he looks like. I am praying that we will find out soon about our son. I just want to know all about him. I will have to be more patient while I am waiting. Trying really hard too.

However, I am so glad we have Summer as my daughter. She is such a sweet girl who loves to dress up in anything that looks like a princess. So today Summer went with us to get finger printed and then we went to American Cafe. It was so good!! Mark and I have no more time off work until after the first of the year so I hope this is it with the adoption stuff until then.

We have been so busy lately with getting Summer back to school. She is in first grade this year. Here are a couple of pictures of Summer on the first day of school.

I am praying that we will get a referral of her little brother soon. The more we wait the older she gets and the more we question if this is what God really wanted us to do. I believe He does, but sometimes you doubt.

This past weekend was Mark's 39 birthday party at his parents house. Man, we are getting old!! HAHA!!

I am so blessed to have the family that God has given me. I am so truly blessed more than words can say. Sometimes, I get down and frustrated about the adoption, but that does not mean I am not thankful for what I do have. Everything that I have I know is a blessing from God. God is good!!!

Please keep praying for our family while we wait on a referral.
So ready to see our little prince.

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  1. Oh man - this is Gail -but it may post as Craig.
    I'm so excited - I pray for Connor every day to be good until you are there to really bring him home! You will see his picture. GEt the info soon and get it to the agency - you will get a picture ASAP! I know God works in mysterious ways - and I believe our stuff is slow as we are waiting for you guys - so we can travel and meet in ET together! God brought us together for a reason

  2. Gail,
    Thanks for the encouraging words. I pray for your family everyday too. I really hope we do get to meet in Ethiopia and then bring our kids home.
    Hugs :)

  3. Nope, job fell through. They had flown him out twice, and me out once to spend the whole weekend with a realator. We were excited because as you know for 4 years Tom has been commuting to Florida and is only home on weekends. We were SOOOO ready to put the family back together. But then nope, no job. So now he's looking at one in Knoxville. Is that near you?

  4. It's only 4 hours away. Knoxville is a nice area to live. I hope he gets a job where he can be at home with you guys more!! Praying. Let me know if you move- not too far.