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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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The whole family together!

This was the first moment that Craig and Laura met Zamara
Daddy and Daddy's little girl

"This pic is of Zamara's main nanny. She cried probably 5-6 times over the 2 days we were at the transition home knowing Zamara would be going home with us. She really loved her and cared for her. We are so grateful to her!"

The four babies being adopted today.

Grandma, Momma, and Baby

This is from Craig and Laura:

"Hi Friends and Family! Greetings from Africa.

We are having Craig's sisters update our blog for us. We will blog all about our trip when we get home on Monday So, here is what we have been doing:
We got here on Sunday night around 7pm Ethiopia time (9am AZ time!). We checked into the hotel and promptly went to sleep. On Monday we had orientation with the 3 other adopting families and then we headed over to the Transition Home to meet Zamara. It was the most amazing experience when they brought her out to us. I cannot even begin to describe it to you. We were able to spend about 5 hours with Zamara and the 45 other children at the Transition Home. We had to leave her there over night due to the agency's policy on transitioning kids to their new parents (just meeting us for the first time must have been shocking enough!).
Today (Tuesday) we went back to the Transition Home and picked up our little mocha cub. I am sitting in our hotel room right now with her lightly snoring over my left shoulder. It took her a while to fall asleep, but she has been so great putting up with us new parents. She has allowed us to fuss and fiddle with her. We even gave her a bath in the hotel sink--quite fun except for the 2 (yes, I did say 2) times she poopied in the bath. She is very laid back and is making the transition far. She has a little cold and some congestion, so please keep her in your prayers.
Well that is about it. Thanks so much for checking in. I hope you enjoy the pictures...
Love, Laura and Craig"
Craig and Laura are unable to access their blog in Ethiopia, so if you have comments or want to congratulate them, we're sure they would love to hear from you at


Jori said...

YAY!!! I love first family photos!! The 4 kiddos in the bumbo seats are ADORABLE!!! Thanks so much for "sharing" with us!!!!
love, jori

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

The four babies sitting together....priceless!!