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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.

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