Elizabeth Ehlen graduated from Hillsdale College in 2002 with degrees in History and Sociology & Social Thought, with special departmental honors in Sociology. She had always been interested in adoption, and decided to attend Washington University in St. Louis to pursue her Master’s in Social Work. She graduated from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in 2004 with a MSW, concentrating in Children, Youth and Family. In 2005 she contacted Tina Tyra and Dewey Crepeau to discuss starting an adoption agency in Missouri. A Gift of Hope Adoptions was the result of that meeting.
Elizabeth is married to her college sweetheart, Matt Ehlen. They have two sons, David and Daniel, and one daughter, Rachelle. David has become the face of A Gift of Hope Adoptions. Elizabeth loves being a mommy, and works primarily from her home office in order to take care of her babies as well as her babies through A Gift of Hope Adoptions.