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We are the Ducommuns! There are 4 of us now-Craig, Laura, Zamara, and now Mahashavah, our 1 year old son. We adopted Zamara from Ethiopia in 2008. Our son is also from Ethiopia and we are hoping to bring him home soon. We live Flagstaff Arizona. We are so glad you found us. Take a look around and don't forget to leave us a message.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Thank you everyone for checking our blog to see what is going on with Zamara.

This morning I received an email from our adoption agency stating that our court date, previously scheduled for tomorrow, July 15th, has been postponed until July 24th.

Craig and I are having a rough time with this change. The courts in Ethiopia close for the rainy season from August 8th-Oct 8th (or so). We are very concerned that if Zamara does not pass on the 24th that it won't be rescheduled until after the courts open again in October.

Please keep us in your prayers. We are working hard at trying to have a positive outlook on this and to trust in God's timing. It is has been tough to keep our spirits up lately. Thank you for everyone's support and I look forward to sharing good new with you on the 24th.



Sherry said...

Laura -

My heart aches for you. Pour out your heart to God.

Psalm 13:
1 How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.

His is good to you and His love is unfailing!

Blessings!- Sherry Semlow

Alyssa said...


I'm checking in from Paraguay (visiting my sis!) and was SO sad to hear the news of a changed court date. How appropriate was the psalm Sherry wrote out for you. May you have peace that passes all understanding in these days of waiting.


Alyssa said...

oops! I thought I'd clarify this is Danielle Black from awaa--I forgot I'd be registered with my sister's blogger address!

E said...


So sorry and sad about this news! I will certainly be praying!!!

I pray the Lord will give you peace and strength in the coming week as you wait...and that you'll receive news to celebrate next time!

Under the Mercy...


ellenhopes said...

I'm sorry your going thru this...courts shouldn't be able to close!!! Soon you will have her in your really does happen.
I came over here from your Etsy store...I would like to order some dolls. Funny enough I too am an adoptive mom of an African girl and we are just starting the process again to adopt from Ethiopia!
Your dolls look real cute..could you please contact me about making some?
Thanks Connie
ellen hopes @ yahoo. ca