Seems they wanted a Blindside experience.Then again I am assuming the minister was white.
- Orphan Who Won America's Heart Kicked Out by Family
Davion Only 'has built up a lot of anger,' says head of foster agency
The Florida foster child
who became a media darling and received 10,000 offers
for a new home is back in foster care after a family kicked him out, Tampa Bay Times
In fact, efforts with four families went sour, and 16-year-old Davion
Only has shut down lines of communication—no media events, no Facebook
messages, no meetings with his adviser. "I'm extremely worried about
him," his adviser said. "We had a short conversation a couple of weeks
ago, but it was very unsettling." So what happened? Things seemed
positive in March when a minister and his wife flew Davion up to Ohio,
signed him up for football, and took him to church.
"I got baptized!"
Davion wrote on Facebook.
during the 90-day trial period, "there was an incident in Ohio," said
Lorita Shirley, director of his foster care agency. Davion apparently
had a physical altercation with the father and another child in the
house, and the family wanted him gone.
This was after three other
placements failed to gel, including one with a foster family where
Davion said he "had a blowout." Shirley says the biggest problem "is
that Davion spent 15 years in the system. He has built up a lot of
anger." But she's still seeking placement for him, maybe with
"empty-nesters" who have experience raising teenagers. "That might be
the best match for him." (Read about the tremendous effort Davion made
to receive better care.)
Edited by Random Thoughts - Jul 11 2014 at 8:26am