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This will be the first Thanksgiving for the Dawson-Daun family of the town of Troy. Julie Dawson and Mark Daun brought their son, Adam, from China just a month ago. While he doesn't know much English, he is picking up more every day and is adapting quickly, according to his parents.

Son to enjoy first Thanksgiving with new family

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When it comes to who has traveled the farthest for the Daun family Thanksgiving this year, it would have to be 4-year-old Adam, who came all the way from China to be with his new family.


Adam Christopher Daun arrived in Hudson just a month ago after being adopted by Mark Daun and Julie Dawson. The couple went to China to pick up their son, who spent his early years in an orphanage but more recently with foster parents.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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