Patterson Family Domestic Adoption

Cody Patterson Louisville, Kentucky

Dear Family and Friends,

We began our adoption journey in response to God's call in October 2017. Since that time, we have reviewed many birth mother cases, been matched, had that match fall through and are currently reviewing birth mother cases again.

While our experience has been marked by highs and lows, we know God will be faithful to his call in our lives. 

We’ve been interested in adoption since we were engaged and have been praying for God to lead us. Adoption also holds a special place in our family with Cody’s dad being adopted as a baby.

As Christians, adoption has a unique meaning to us. Though we were once separated from God as a result of our sin, God rescued us through the death of his son, Jesus Christ, and adopted us into his family so that we could spend eternity with him.

We’re seeking to raise $18,000, the majority of which is going to our agency fees. These fees provide necessities and counseling for birth mothers who have chosen to place their children in families through adoption.

100% of your donation goes toward our adoption costs and it’s tax-deductible.

In addition, we have been awarded a $5,000 matching grant from Sojourn East Adoption fund that will be administered by Lifesong for Orphans.

Psalm 68:6 says, “God makes a home for the lonely” and we are humbled to open our home to a baby who needs a family.

We invite you to join us on our adoption journey through both prayer and donation.


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Patterson 8014”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Raised to date by 26 people
 of  $18,000
15 days left

My Story

Dear Family and Friends,

We began our adoption journey in response to God's call in October 2017. Since that time, we have reviewed many birth mother cases, been matched, had that match fall through and are currently reviewing birth mother cases again.

While our experience has been marked by highs and lows, we know God will be faithful to his call in our lives. 

We’ve been interested in adoption since we were engaged and have been praying for God to lead us. Adoption also holds a special place in our family with Cody’s dad being adopted as a baby.

As Christians, adoption has a unique meaning to us. Though we were once separated from God as a result of our sin, God rescued us through the death of his son, Jesus Christ, and adopted us into his family so that we could spend eternity with him.

We’re seeking to raise $18,000, the majority of which is going to our agency fees. These fees provide necessities and counseling for birth mothers who have chosen to place their children in families through adoption.

100% of your donation goes toward our adoption costs and it’s tax-deductible.

In addition, we have been awarded a $5,000 matching grant from Sojourn East Adoption fund that will be administered by Lifesong for Orphans.

Psalm 68:6 says, “God makes a home for the lonely” and we are humbled to open our home to a baby who needs a family.

We invite you to join us on our adoption journey through both prayer and donation.


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Patterson 8014”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Our Match Fell Through But There is Still Hope

December 20, 2018

Our adoption match fell through on Wednesday.

The birthmother who selected us has changed her mind and will not be placing her child in adoption at this time.

We began the adoption process knowing that there is always a possibility that a birthmother may change her mind.

We were preparing for this baby boy due in February and will be grieving the loss of that expectation; however, we are not discouraged because we celebrate that he will be able to stay with his mother.

Moving forward, we will remain available and ready for a mother who is truly in need of a family to raise her child.

God called us to pursue adoption and we are walking forward in faith to continue our adoption journey.

We believe that God is sovereign over all things and are thankful to be able to rest in his power and timing.

We are so thankful for all of the encouragement, support, and prayers from our families, friends, and church community.

Keep us in your prayers and we will be sure to keep you posted as we have any updates.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8

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Stepping Out in Faith

October 24, 2018

Thank you so much for joining Adrienne and I in our adoption journey!

God has been so faithful to us along the adoption path and we are fully trusting in Him in the days ahead, especially as we enter the world of fundraising.

I thought it would be helpful to provide an update on where we stand in the adoption process as of today and connect with future updates as we have them.

Where we are today…

– We have been matched with a baby boy due in February 2019 in Arizona.

– We have not met the birth mother yet but are hoping to by phone or Skype in the next three weeks.

– We receive updates on baby’s health every few weeks and that will increase as his due date approaches.

– Please keep us in your prayers for peace and patience as there are so many uncertainties you face as an adoptive family.

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Comments

$40

Aubri

Jan 14, 2019

“Praying for you both during this journey!”

$50

Halli

Jan 10, 2019

“Jesse and I are SO happy for you two. Adoption is such a beautiful picture of the Gospel. We will keep you all in our prayers through this journey. I know the uncertainty can be unsettling. I pray that the Lord will increase your faith and trust in Him during this journey.”

$2,860

Hidden

Jan 3, 2019

“Love Grandna”

$25

Gail

Dec 31, 2018

$100

Vickie

Dec 16, 2018

$50

Vickie

Dec 15, 2018

$50

Vickie

Dec 15, 2018

$25

Hidden

Dec 15, 2018

$50

Hidden

Dec 15, 2018

“Congratulations! Gary & Gale Milton”

$125

Tammy

Dec 11, 2018

“Wishing you ALL of God's Promises and Blessings during this journey!”

$50

Tammy

Dec 11, 2018

“This donation is actually from Margaret Eunice!”

$50

Sandra

Dec 7, 2018

“God bless you both”

$100

Terry and Hulaine

Dec 3, 2018

“Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your precious baby boy.”

$105

Tamiko

Dec 3, 2018

“Congrats! I'm so excited for you! I have no doubt that y'all will be fantastic parents - cheers :)”

$50

Hidden

Dec 3, 2018

“Hope everything continues to go well!”

$10

Sangeetha

Nov 27, 2018

“Hearty congratulations to both and wish you all the best in this new journey of life.”

$20

Jackie

Nov 27, 2018

$100

Hidden

Nov 27, 2018

$25

Rachel

Nov 27, 2018

“So excited for you guys!!”

$25

Hidden

Nov 27, 2018

$100

Stephanie

Nov 25, 2018

“So excited for your sweet baby boy in February! We are praying for this incredible journey for your family.”

$100

Hidden

Nov 20, 2018

“So happy for you all, Cody & Adrienne & baby boy! It's amazing the roads you will travel when God is your guide. It's a beautiful journey and a win for all! Prayers for every step and for great health for all! Love you all! Diane & Vandy Davis”

$250

Wayne

Nov 6, 2018

“God could not have found better parents for this baby boy. He has been truly blessed!”

$500

Allison

Nov 5, 2018

“Asa and I are so excited for you and are asking God to guide this process!”

$125

Rebecca

Nov 3, 2018

“Love you guys!!”

$105

Ian

Nov 2, 2018

“Wishing you two all the best!”