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Meet Sara

Each year, Adoption-Share chooses an ambassador to be the face of our #adoptionisbeautiful campaign.  We are pleased to announce our 2017 Adoption is Beautiful Ambassador is Miss Sara Disslekamp of Portland, Maine and participant in this year's Miss Maine USA Pageant. 

Moving to the beautiful state of Maine, at just a month old, Sara Disselkamp will tell anyone she meets that she loves her home state and is proud to call Maine home. Sara grew up in the small town of Millinocket, with her parents William and Jane. Sara was the youngest child in the Disselkamp household, but has two brothers who she looked up to and still admires, David and Jon.

Sara Graduated High School from Stearns High School in Millinocket, and continued on to further her education. In 2016, Sara graduated with her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Maine, Orono. Sara’s career ambition is to one day obtain her Master’s Degree. She hopes she will be able to make a difference nationwide using her own personal knowledge and experiences as an adoptee, and after volunteering in the summer of 2016 in Africa for a month, aspires to one day work internationally with orphaned children.

Sara is passionate about helping to heal our planet, and truly believes that the love her parents instilled in her has pushed her to want to be a part of something bigger than herself.  Sara is competing for her fourth time, for the Miss Maine USA pageant on November 25th and 26th. If given the title of Miss Maine USA 2018, Sara says along with becoming the newest Ambassador for the “Adoption is Beautiful Campaign”, she plans on spending this next year spreading as much awareness and education nationwide as possible about the topics that are nearest and dearest to her heart.

Sara believes every child deserves a chance, and for the 107,000 children who are waiting to be given a chance at having a place to call home and people to call family, she is eager to serve as our 2016 Ambassador to capture and share stories about adoption.  

Read her full story here.