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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, May 23, 2011

Zizi and Kate on the AZDailySun Front Page!

Go to TODAY (Monday) to check it out or buy the paper. There's a little slideshow on the Daily Sun website. When you go to the page, it will scroll through the slides. They are #4 in the slideshow. If you miss it on Monday, here's the pic.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Ducommun's are Featured in a new Adoption Book!

Hello Friends and Family! I wanted to let you know about this amazing book that has just been released. It is all about how to fund international adoption without going into debt. It is called Adopt Without Debt.

We were featured (along with several other friends and fellow-adoptive families) for our rag
doll fundraiser (see page 93-94 in the book).

I just got the book in the mail and I can tell you that it is a really great resource on adoption, handling money, and fundraising. If you know if anyone who is adopting (domestically or internationally) I would highly recommend it.

You can buy it on ( but it is temporarily out of stock.

You can also get the book from the author's website:

It is a great book and we feel honored to be a part of it. Thank you Julie Gumm for including our story and fundraiser.

We are currently still fundraising for adoption #2. Please check out my rag dolls at or if you live in town you can purchase one at Babies To Kids (on Steves Blvd) or U.T.O.P.I.A (downtown on San Fransisco St). If you know of anyone who might like one please go and pick one up. They make great bday presents or baby shower gifts. I also make custom dolls to look like any child, just let me know what you want. 100% of the sales will go toward our adoption expenses.

You can also make a tax-deductible donation in our name to Lifesong for Orphans. It is tax deductible and will go directly to our adoption expenses. Make sure to list it is for the Ducommun family.

UPDATE ON OUR ADOPTION: We are still waiting for a referral and trying to keep ourselves busy. We are hoping to get "the call" that we have been matched with a child in the next 3-4 months. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we try to be patient and wait.