Newly-Orphaned Boy Seeks New Parents at Church

Davion Only takes action after learning of mother's death
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2013 1:35 AM CDT
Newly-Orphaned Boy Seeks New Parents at Church
Davion Only headed to church to seek a family.   (Shutterstock)

Davion Navar Henry Only was born 15 years ago to a mother imprisoned for petty theft and drugs; he's spent his life in foster care, struggling with anger. In June, he looked up his mother online—and learned she'd died just weeks earlier. Now knowing she'd never come to pick him up, he decided to take matters into his own hands, the Tampa Bay Times reports. So on a Sunday last month, he headed to a local church in hopes of finding a new parent, or parents, to guide him.

To help his cause, he has been turning his life around, improving his behavior, losing 40 pounds, and earning nearly straight As. "He decided he wanted to control his behavior and show everyone who he could be," says his case worker. At church, the preacher discussed imprisonment and the plight of orphans before bringing Davion to the pulpit. "I know God hasn't given up on me. So I'm not giving up either," he told the 300 listeners. As of last week, Davion still had not been adopted. Click for the full story. (More Davion Only stories.)

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