ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (CNN) – It may just be a matter of time before Davion only has his own family.
The Florida teen made headlines when he went to church asking to be adopted.
As Michaela Pereira reports, since then thousands of people have reached out asking if Davion would like a home with them.
This courageous teenager has become a national sensation after making a heartfelt plea at his Saint Petersburg church.
“My name is Davion onlyand I’ve been in foster care since I was born.” he said. “I know god hasn’t given up on me. So I’m not giving up either.”
The orphaned 15-year-old who has spent his entire life in foster care asked for something that so many of us take for granted a family.
Davion’s mother gave birth to him while she was in jail.
He’s drifted in and out of foster homes ever since. The simple request has tugged on heartstrings-both online-and on TV.
Leigh Anne Tuohy , “The Blind Side” Mother: “It’s ridiculous. We need to step up and do the right thing. Invest in our children. They are our future. This kid just wants to be loved.”
Leigh Anne Touhy speaks from experience. She’s the mother whose real-life story of adoption was turned into the Oscar-winning movie “The Blind Side.”
Leigh Anne Tuohy, “The Blind Side” Mother: “How do we know if someone doesn’t offer Davion hope and love and opportunity that he would not become the next greatest teacher or airplane pilot or police officer? All this young man needs is a chance.”
And he’s not the only one- some 400-thousand children across the United States live in foster care.
Davion’s story is raising awareness for other foster kids just like him.
As for Davion himself, his dream might just come true, over 10,000 people have reached out asking if they might be the family he so desperately wants.
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