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.