Heartbreaking story: “15 Year Old Florida boy begs to be adopted”


October 17, 2013 by The ReadyWriter

15 year old Davion Navar Henry (pictured above), who’s been in foster care his entire life is so desperate for a family to call his own, that he recently took matters into his own hands.

After learning that his biological mother, who gave birth to him while she was in prison, had passed away, he asked his caseworker, Connie Going, if she would take him to church so that he could make his request known to the people there and she agreed.

Arriving in a donated black suit too large for him, wearing a zip-on tie that he wouldn’t have known how to tie himself, he followed intently along with the sermon before declaring,

“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.”

He couldn’t let nerves and shyness deter him from showing the people in the pews that he could become somebody’s son. So he walked to the front of the church, and he let his earnestness speak.

If this were a movie, the happy ending would place Davion within a warm household, where he would learn to be loved and continue to ace his way through high school. But whether or not his brave stunt will earn him a home in real life remains to be seen.

Connie Going, the Eckerd adoption specialist in charge of Davion’s case, could not be reached for comment, but data from the Administration for Children and Families’ Children’s Bureau suggests that Davion’s chances aren’t great.

For more information on Davion or any of the foster children at Eckerd, call 866-233-0790 or visit

53 thoughts on “Heartbreaking story: “15 Year Old Florida boy begs to be adopted”

  1. Bobby says:

    😦 Sad


  2. Adriane says:

    How very sad…I hope someone takes a chance on him.


  3. Ionna says:

    Heart breaking story indeed 😦


  4. Sane says:

    Ah man


  5. Kayla says:

    Seeing this and how all the “celebrities” try to make themselves seem relevant by adopting foreign children makes me realize how phony celebrities that seek out children in other countries really are. There are plenty of adoptable children right here in the USA.


  6. Donte says:

    I hope he finds a home and family.


  7. Felicia says:

    OMG, this made me cry. I wish I was in a position to adopt him.


  8. Acquitta says:

    Makes me cry just to read this. 😥


  9. Rezzie says:

    Actual tears. 😥 I pray that this child grows up to be a great man. Only God can turn nothing into something.


  10. UncleEd says:

    Poor kid. I hope he finds a nice family to take him in.


  11. Shawnia says:

    This child has courage and his story brought me to tears, I wish him the best of luck on his journey to find a family.


  12. Mahogany says:

    Oh God please let someone step forward.


  13. QueenC says:

    I will take him if they will allow a single person to have him. This young boy is crying out to be a part of a family, I am willing to take a chance on him..


  14. QTip says:

    heartbreaking indeed.


  15. Henrietta says:

    This is so sad.

    On another note: where’s erbody?


  16. Ashanti says:

    Oh wow to be begging for a family is just 😥 wow.


  17. Joanne says:

    He look so sad in that picture 😥 I pray somebody adopts him.
    Bless his heart for trying.


  18. AlScream says:

    wonder who gave lil man the suit?
    i’m also wondering if anyone responded to his plea for parents.


  19. Yasha says:

    Sad story.


  20. Nicole says:

    He’s the cutest kid. If I wasn’t young, in school and irresponsible I’d adopt him.


  21. Keisha says:

    This kid pleaded to anybody for a family to just “love him until I die” Lawd I cried.


  22. Yvonne says:

    I pray the outcome is good for him.


  23. Tamala says:

    This story has made me cry. I wish him the best and hope he finds a loving family who will treat him well and not mistreat him.


  24. Princess says:

    He deserves a loving home, and I hope he gets a wonderful family too.


  25. Gia says:

    I wish I was able to adopt this young man or another one in his situation for that matter.


  26. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    This story breaks my heart. I hope he finds the loving family he so deserves.


  27. Adam says:

    Ah man sad.


  28. Miss Ang says:

    He’s been in foster care for a long time., so he faces aging out….heart breaking 😦


  29. 2Thick4U says:

    Someone rich and famous should adopt him.
    Ion understand, the stars are so busy collecting children from other countries like they’re accessories., so why not collect him?


  30. Ionna says:

    Tracy I hope you post a retraction when this kids gets adopted.


  31. QTip says:

    I see you added the “RESPECT YOURSELF” link here on the blog Trace 🙂


  32. Bobby says:

    This story went viral….he was on the view today.


    • Yasha says:

      Bobby it’s all over the internet so I know somebody’s gonna adopt him. And my mom said she couldn’t stop crying after she heard his story.


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