Patrick Swayze's adoption hopes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2008
Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze's adoption hopes

Patrick Swayze's wife Lisa is reportedly desperate to adopt a baby boy after learning the actor's pancreatic cancer has spread

Patrick Swayze's wife is desperate to adopt a baby.

The couple don't have any children, and his spouse Lisa reportedly wants to make Patrick's fatherhood dreams come true after learning his pancreatic cancer has spread.

A source said: "It has been so tough for Patrick and Lisa. But she didn't want to wait until it could be too late to go through with an adoption. Lisa promised through tears she would make him a father."

Lisa, 52 - who has suffered two miscarriages during her 33-year marriage to the actor - is determined to adopt a young boy and name him Patrick in tribute to her husband.

The source added to National Enquirer magazine: "Lisa sees a son as perhaps one final magical gift for the man she adores. And she is absolutely set on naming the boy Patrick.

"The biggest drawback is time. But he will fight until his last breath to stay with her and if he has a son to hold, he will move heaven and earth to beat his illness."

Lisa is said to be concerned her age will make it harder to adopt in the US, so she is considering going overseas like other celebrities, including Madonna and Sharon Stone.

Earlier this week, 56-year-old Patrick blasted claims he only has weeks to live.

He said: "Apparently I'm on my last legs and saying goodbye to my tearful family! For me and those close to me, it amounts to downright emotional cruelty.

"Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease and from the moment I was diagnosed, I knew I was in for the fight of my life. It's a battle, and so far, I've been winning."

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