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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I haven't written in our blog for some time now. I just felt it was better to wait on a referral before I wrote again. I was getting so frustrated that I just needed to step away for a bit. Guess what??


Our social worker called me on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 for a 13 month old little boy!!! She asked, " What I was doing?" then she said "well, there is a little boy that is 13 months old." I was saying, "Yes, so?" then she said, "this is your referral." I just started crying!! I totally lost it with her on the phone. I was so happy, but still could not believe her that it was happening to US!!! Finally, it is happening to us. I dreamed of this day and it was SO much sweeter than I ever thought it would be.

We are so excited and in shock!! I have been so busy since the referral trying to make sure that he was healthy to adopt. Yes, he is. He is just really small, but he will gain the weight once he joins our family! Both sides of our family like to eat - so he will be fine. HAHA!!! I can't wait until I can post some pictures of Connor, but we have to pass court first.

Just when I could not go any long God showed up and gave us the referral of our little boy that we have been praying for SO long. God is SO good!!! I am so blessed to have a picture of his cute little face before the holidays. We will travel some where between 3-5 months. I am not going to rush this. I am just so happy to finally see what our son looks like!! He is so much better than I could have pictured!!
I can't wait to meet him and hold him for the first time!! What a great day that will be!!!

Maybe by the summertime we will be a family of FOUR!!!

Please keep praying for us while we wait to travel. Thanks

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  1. Yea! I can't wait to see a picture!

  2. Horray for you!!!! So very happy for you. Can't wait to follow along as you prepare to bring your son home!

  3. Thanks you both!! We are so excited and overwhelmed at the same time. So much more to do. Please keep praying for us!! Thanks

  4. Answered prayers!!!! So happy for you all - Connor is beautiful and will be a perfect addition to the family!

  5. CONGRATS GUYS! I know it's been a long, hard journey but we are so happy for you.

    - Greg and Jessica Adkins

  6. Thanks Greg and Jessica!! I am so blessed to finally have a picture of our son. I can't wait to bring him home!!