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Our journey has moved locations...come follow us on our family blog at www.AllArePreciousInHisSight.blogspot.com. Thanks!

God has called our family to adoption, and we are so honored that He would trust us to raise His chosen children.  The newest addition whom God has chosen for us is a 4-year-old girl in Serbia who is in need of open heart surgery.  She cannot get the surgery she needs in Serbia, so God has clearly spoken to our family to ask us to rescue her.  We are joyfully obedient, and we cannot wait to bring "Baby Chrissie" home!

I will be using this same CaringBridge site to journal our Serbian adoption, just like I did with our Colombian adoption.  You can sign up for updates so that you'll receive an email every time I submit a new entry.  Please sign the guestbook, too, as it's always a blessing to hear from you all!

The journey of our Serbian adoption begins with the June 2009 update.  You can find out "the whole story" by reading the June journal entry here on this site.   

We very much appreciate your prayers, encouragement and support!

The Patterson Family: Matt, Lorraine, Parker, Meribeth, Mattie and Sawyer

"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve..." 1 Peter 5:2

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Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Chrissie's heart stopped.  They started chest compressions.  Technically, she died.  They were able to get her back to the OR and hooked up to the heart/lung bypass ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Just notified that they've closed Chrissie's chest again.  Surgeon went in and "re-explored", changed some things around, stopped the bleeding, and was able to ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Please pray:  4/19, 4:18PM:  Chrissie's chest was closed around 3:30PM with a miracle report from Dr. Porisch, the cardiologist sent from God.  We were on our way to ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Chrissie Update, 4/19, 11:05AM Chrissie is now hooked up to the heart/lung bypass machine...Praise the Lord!!!  They anticipate several hours of surgery ahead.  Thanks ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Update on Chrissie 4/19, 9:15AM Chrissie is in surgery now.  We left our house at 4AM and arrived at the Methodist Children's Hospital at 5:30AM.  Chrissie was really ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

I forgot to post here our surprise announcement about our newest Patterson addition!  Please go visit our blog at www.allarepreciousinhissight.blogspot.com to find out ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Update on Chrissie's Upcoming Surgery Chrissie is scheduled for extensive open-heart surgery this Monday, April 19, Lord willing.  This past Wednesday afternoon, ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

What Adoption Means To Me by Parker Patterson, 13 years old   A lot of people like to be critics and say that our parents are just forcing us to adopt all these kids.  ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Praise the Lord:  Chrissie will NOT have her heart catheterization procedure this week!  She will have her open-heart surgery, as scheduled, April 19.A really cute photo ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Thank you all for praying for our precious Chrissie.  She is doing fine.  We won't know about her test results until after April 1.  Her case goes back to conference ... Read more

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