Teddy & Lixie

“Adoption has been in our hearts since before we talked about marriage. We both knew it was something we wanted in our future.”

Location: Kansas

Ages: 25 and 24

Religion: Christian

Professions: Dairy Farmer/Stay at home mom

Other Kids: 1 daughter

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 3 months

How We Met: We met in Mozambique, Africa. Teddy came as a student to the mission school where Lixie was a staff team member. Once our paths crossed, it didn’t take long for us to know we had found something special. The following months during our time in Africa, we became inseparable. We went through a lot together. There were no fancy dates, no phone communication and no romantic restaurants, just us and that’s all we needed. We made a commitment to love each other for the rest of our lives and that commitment means more to us today than yesterday and will mean even more tomorrow. We are thankful for every journey together.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Lixie is full of grace, elegance and beauty. She is kind, caring, compassionate and has such a servant heart. She will pour out her heart for those around her to make sure they are loved and cared for. She is creative, humble and outgoing. She loves people and is a wonderful, attentive mother. Teddy is one of the smartest, most talented men I’ll ever meet. He is great at everything he puts his mind to. He is an incredible husband and father. Teddy is passionate about hard work and loving well. He is kind, generous and faithful. Teddy can always make us smile with his great sense of humor and fun personality. We both are equally as passionate about faith and family and consider ourselves blessed to walk this life alongside each other.

Our Hobbies and Interests: We love any excuse to spend time as a family. We love being outside going on walks, bike rides or being on the water. We spend a lot of our time being active. Going to the lake is always a highlight for us where we get to wakeboard, surf, tube and do all things boating. We love to travel and go on vacations. Lixie is from Australia so we enjoy going there for family holidays as well as traveling throughout the USA. Teddy is big on basketball and Lixie loves being creative. As much as we enjoy being outside, we love being inside spending down time as a family too. Watching movies, playing board games, and trying out new cheese and yogurt recipes with the fresh milk from our cows are also things we love. 

Why We Want to Adopt: Adoption has been in our hearts since before we talked about marriage. We both knew it was something we wanted in our future. The question wasn’t necessarily if we wanted to adopt, but more when are we going to adopt? We are excited that our time is now and look forward to growing our family through adoption.