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Child adopted from Ethiopia adjusting to new life in Anderson

Posted at 10:04 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 11:31:17-04

ANDERSON, Ind. -- It's been a journey of thousands of miles for a young boy, but his new family says he's settling in and adjusting well to his new life after being adopted from an orphanage in Ethiopia. 

4-year-old Genene is learning English and trying new food, but parents Jon and Rachel Oren say the biggest challenge for their new son is being part of a family. 

"Trying to get him to understand we love you and we're going to take care of you and we're preferential over a really nice man at the store or a friend or a grandparent or an aunt or an uncle," said Rachel Oren. "Trying to really establish what the concept of family is."

Watch the video above to see how Genene's new family is helping him adjust to life in America. 

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