Davion Henry Only, 15, seems to have gotten the short end of the stick. Born in prison, and raised in foster care all of his life, he lives in a foster home with 12 other kids.
His only wish this holiday season is for someone to adopt him.
That became his prayer and mission after finding out while surfing the Internet that his mother died in June. He has since gotten good grades and has begun to deal with his anger issues stemming from his childhood circumstances.
Last month, Davion went to St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida and made his plea for a family to adopt him.
“I’ll take anyone, old or young, dad or mom, Black or white, I don’t care,” he said to the congregation.
Hisplea has since gone viral, garnering support from people all around the world.
His story has captured the hearts of millions, and has gotten him appearances on ABC News and The View.
According to his caseworker, Connie Going, his plea has attracted nearly 10,000 families interested in adopting the teenager.
Given home screenings and other background clearances, his wish of a family could be here as soon as Christmas.
Davion says he just wants to be loved and with the love and support of a family he will be able to accomplish his dreams.
“I know God hasn’t given up on me, so I’m not giving up either,” he told an ABC news reporter.