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Beginning Your Domestic, Infant Adoption

I am so excited to bring in a guest to the blog today! One of my most asked questions is - "My family and I are considering adoption, where do I even start?" and we begin discussing the different options out there: Fostering, Domestic Infant Adoption, Foster-to-Adopt through CPS, Waiting Children Adoption and International Adoption.

Well today I wanted to dig deeper into domestic, infant adoption with my sweet friend (and fellow adoptive momma) Casey Zaruba who is an adoption consultant for domestic, infant adoption at Christian Adoption Consultants.

Can you tell us a little bit about you and your story?

I have grown over the years through our own infertility, through traveling to Africa and then adopting have such a respect and passion for Adoption.

My husband and I just adopted our second child domestically. It is my vision and dream to walk along side others during their adoption journey. I am an Adoption Consultant with Christian Adoption Consultants and have the honor of guiding couples through their own personal adoption journey with all the twists and turns included. We offer a Christ centered approach to guiding couples along every single step of the adoption journey.

Casey Zaruba & Family (Photo Cred: @mistymclendonphotography)

What does an Adoption Consulting Agency Provide?

  • Financial Advice – Knowing the resources you have available to you as an adoptive couple will help you make sound, wise financial decisions and save you time and money. We offer detailed information on how to fund your adoption through grants, loans, tax benefits and fundraising.

  • Education and Guidance – Our individualized consultations and step-by-step reference manual will guide you from your first questions about adoption until your adoption is finalized.

  • Personal Advocate – Let our experts advise you on the warning signs and help you navigate the confusing adoption process.

  • Experienced Professionals – Our staff not only has years of professional experience but most are adoptive parents and former clients of Christian Adoption Consultants.

Some people may think that is what they go through an agency for, so why the added layer of an adoption consultant?

Our domestic consulting services includes a couple of added benefits:

  • Shorter Wait Time – On average. domestic adoption by families educated through our consulting services typically take less than 6-12 months!

  • Multiple Agency Networking – We educate you on adoption agencies and attorneys located in adoption-friendly states that are ethical and often in need of adoptive families.

  • Paperwork & Profile Books - We also assist in Agency paperwork preparation to take some of the load off you of you. We love creating and designing adoption profile books as well so we are happy to work our magic for your beautiful family if this isn’t an area you prefer to take on. View some of our examples here

Here are some actual families who have grown their family through adoption and with Casey:

If you are interested in learning more about domestic, infant adoption and possibly using Christian Adoption Consultants services and working with Casey, you can email her at or call at 512-230-5313.

And a huge thank you to Casey for agreeing to share more of her story and what she does with us! I just love our little adoption community and how much we love one another, understand one another, and support one another.

I am praying for you and your sweet family to take the next step in your adoption adventure ✨


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I'm a workin', southern momma who loves stilettos and I have a major case of wonderlust. I'm a boy mom and I love every second of it. My heart is for kids who don't have a home ♥ 

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