Adoption · Davion Navar Henry · Eckerd adoption

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


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 Eckerd.org.

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

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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..

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      1. Role call
        ^^^^^^^^^^^
        *Henrietta
        *Ashanti
        *Joanne
        *Kayla
        *Keisha
        *Yasha
        *Al
        *Starr
        *Yvonne and anyone else I missed.

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      2. Hello Ceo Family…

        Adoption is a LOOONG process! sometimes it takes months.

        The agency wants to ensure that the kid is not going to be placed just anywhere.

        And too many crazy people adopt kids then mistreat them.

        I hope and pray he get a good family.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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?

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    1. 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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