Source | BlackMediaScoop
Get your box of Kleenex ready…this is a tear jerker! A 15-year-old orphan, who has been bounced around the foster care system his entire life, stood in front of a church congregation last month and made a simple plea – for someone to be his family.
Davion Navar Henry Only nervously stood before worshipers at Florida’s St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church and said: ‘My name is Davion and I’ve been in foster care since I was born… I know God hasn’t given up on me. So I’m not giving up either.
‘I’ll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.’
Davion spoke quietly in front of the full pews wearing an over-sized, donated suit that had come from his latest foster home.
The boy was born while his mother was in jail and has spent his entire childhood in countless foster homes. It was his idea to approach the St. Petersburg church to find his own adoptive parents and take control of his future. In three years time when he turns 18, he is aware that he will be on his own. He told his caseworker Connie Going that he knows his adoptive parents are out there somewhere. In June, Davion had come to terms with the death of his mother after he used his birth certificate to search for her for the first time.
He found her mugshot from her arrests for petty theft and cocaine. And then he found her obituary. La-Dwina Ilene ‘Big Dust’ McCloud had died aged 55 in Clearwater, Florida just weeks before. The 15-year-old had spent the past few years at Carlton Manor residential group home in Eckerd, living with 12 other teenage boys, all suffering their own problems. Read more BlackMediaScoop
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