Jennifer Hiltebeitel (HILL – ta – bite – el) was adopted from foster care as a preschooler and grew up to be a fourth-grade teacher with a Master’s degree in Multicultural Education. 

She met members of her biological family between the ages of 17-21 and is honored to understand pieces of her story that were once missing.

She has been married to her husband Eric for 24 years – the person who taught her she was worthy of unconditional love. They have one daughter through birth who is in college and another daughter through international adoption who is in high school. 

Her daughters have taught her how to love the way another needs to be loved and the value of caring for her own story first so she can parent with intentionality. 

Jennifer currently volunteers at her church supporting other moms and mentoring teen girls. She works with The Adoption Connection and is an Enneagram coach – a job that combines her love of learning, teaching and relationships.

If you are interested in discovering the Enneagram as a tool to help you process your adoption story email Jennifer at to set up your first coaching session or schedule a free 30-minute consultation with her at to see if you would benefit from Enneagram coaching.

References: The Adoption Connection, podcast with Melissa Corkum and Lisa Qualls

Books referenced: “The Road Back To You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile “The Journey Toward Wholeness” by Suzanne Stabile “The Path Between Us” by Suzanne Stabile “The Story of You; An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self” by Ian Morgan Cron

Music by Corey Quinn