Finally, a Happy Ending for the Teen Who Begged Somebody to Adopt Him

Davion Only with Connie Going, the adoption case worker who will officially become his mother later
this month. (Photo: Melissa Lyttle/Tampa Bay Times/Zuma Press)

A 16-year-old in foster care whose plea to be adopted went viral in 2013 has finally found a home. His adoption case worker, who has known him since he was 7, will become his adoptive mother this month.

In October 2013, Davion Only spoke in front of a church congregation in St. Petersburg, Florida, and made an appeal for adoption. He had recently learned that his biological mother, who’d been in jail since Only was born, had died. He’d spent years bouncing between foster homes. “My name is Davion and 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.”

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