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Seems they wanted a Blindside experience.Then again I am assuming the minister was white.
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  • 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 reports. 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.

But 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.)


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Dag maysay tried to tell us.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote tatee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 11 2014 at 8:42am
yeah it might be more important at this point to work on his anger issues and continuing to excel in school. 
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dang four families?...how sad..
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Hmm.... Maybe it was Jesus he went in his heart but the devil but that ain't none of my business.
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I'm on the end tail of this thread, but did the families have any ongoing counseling? For the boy...with the boy by my himself. All of that

It seems like common sense that would be a necessary part of adopting an older child. Was it expected he just come through the front doors without any problems?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote bindy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 11 2014 at 9:29am
Unfortunately at this point his best best on getting a forever family is to meet a nice girl and make a family of their own.
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Boy who made heartbreaking church plea to be adopted finally finds a family


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In 2013, a 16-year-old boy captured hearts around the nation when he made a plea in front of church congregation for a family.

Davion Navar Henry Only highlighted the struggles faced by many teenagers in the adoption system when he stood up in a suit and told worshipers at Florida’s St Mark Missionary Baptist Church:

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 concluded by saying he just wanted a family that would “love him forever.”

The footage went viral, leading to millions of people reaching out to inquire about adopting him and an interview with Barbara Walters on The View. This all led to the young man being adopted by a minister in Ohio. Unfortunately, after Davion got into a fight with one of the minister’s children, he was sent back to Florida and back into the foster care system.

The one consistent person in all the years that Davion has been in the system is his case worker, Connie Bell Going. After watching him slide into a depression for the past year, she decided it was time she did more.

In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times she revealed that one night last July, Davion called up and asked, “How do you feel about adopting me now?”

For the first time since he had asked her years ago, “Miss Connie” took the request seriously.  The 52-year-old had three children of her own, one adopted and two biological daughters, and was a single mother, but no longer being Davion’s case worker made the application process easier.

In August, he started spending more and more time with the family. Then, in December, Going got a lawyer and began taking steps to adopt Davion. “I guess I always thought of you as my mom,” Davion said to Going last December.

Now, the young man will have his first bedroom, his first set of siblings, and, most importantly, the one thing he had been hoping for all along — a parent he can depend on.

The adoption becomes official on April 22nd.

http://thegrio.com/2015/04/13/boy-who-made-heartbreaking-church-plea-to-be-adopted-finally-finds-a-family/

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those are good news!
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Clap God luck to him
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