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.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

We passed Court Today

I went to work like another day and when I got off work there was an email from my agency saying that the letter was sent to the courts today and we passed! Our adoption date is April 19, 2012! I was so overjoyed that all I could do was cry. I just sat trying to take it all in and was just blown away. After waiting almost three years it is finally happening. I have another child! He is my son! I am so blessed to call Connor Equba McDade my son. Oh happy day!!

I asked my agency if I could post pictures of him on Facebook or on my blog - not until after Embassy. So I can't post any pictures yet. However, I don't think it will be too long before we go back! I am really hoping and praying for 2-3 months at the latest. It may be sooner, but I don't want to get my hopes up yet. There are still things we need to do before we travel again. My sister-n-law is throwing us an adoption party in May so that will be lots of fun!! We still need more baby things and a little more money to travel. We need for Summer to be out of school before we travel again. I hope it will be sometime in June so she will be out of school and I can take off work - we will be home bodies for a month to get him adjusted. Oh, I can't wait!!!

Please keep us in your prayers as we wait to get the rest of his paperwork done, passport, visa, and medical elevation. Then after the aunt goes for her interview - we will be on our way back to Ethiopia. This time we will be bringing our little guy home!! OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!

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  1. That is the most wonderful news! You have been waiting for SOOOO Long! I am so happy for your family!!!

  2. Hooray hooray hooray! So happy for you! We'll be praying for a quick Embassy date. Soon he will be home with you. :)