Sara Brinton is a writer and a social entrepreneur with a passion for reforming international adoption and orphan care. Sara and her husband Mark are the parents of four children, including Gabrielle who was adopted from Uganda in 2011.
Sara’s passion for adoption and orphan care is rooted in her experience. When Sara and her husband Mark began the adoption journey, they believed three things: there was a global orphan crisis, God cared passionately about orphans, and he was calling their family to do something about it.
Like thousands of Christians, the family responded by adopting a child from Africa. But this adoption journey opened their eyes to the truth: without understanding the poverty and injustice at the root of the crisis, Christians are unintentionally hurting the orphans and vulnerable families across the developing world.
Sara’s experience adopting in Uganda compelled her to ask questions, studying research and interviewing experts in global adoption and orphan care, and to listen the stories of adoptive families. Through this process, Sara met Amanda and invited her to contribute to writing a book that would empower Christians to reform international adoption and orphan care.
A Seattle native, Sara studied International Relations at Seattle Pacific University. Sara began her career in marketing at World Concern, a global relief and development agency. Sara has had experience traveling, learning and working in more than thirty countries around the world. In 2012, Sara and her family moved from Seattle to London, where she headed digital marketing for People Tree, a global leader in Fair Trade fashion. Sara currently resides in Austin, Texas, where she is the Leader of Marketing for Noonday Collection, a social enterprise that uses fashion to create opportunity.
Sara believes that entrepreneurship can be a sustainable solution to poverty and injustice. As a writer, adoptive mom and social entrepreneur, Sara is passionate about empowering Christians to make a lasting difference in the world.