Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

Teen Davion Only takes his search for an adoptive family to 'Today' show and 'The View'

Davion Navar Henry Only, a St. Petersburg teenager whose quest to find adoptive parents was told in a front-page story by the Times' Lane DeGregory this month appeared on NBC's Today show and ABC's The View Monday morning.

In telling his story, Davion, 15, said he couldn't wait for someone to find him, so at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church he stood in the pulpit and said: "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."

The Today segment focused on Davion's story, as well as the way it helped spotlight thousands of children awaiting adoption in Florida's foster care system. The group home where the teen lives and the church where he spoke have been overwhelmed by calls from potential adoptive families.

On The View, Davion took a moment to thank those people who have cared for him while he has been in the foster care system.

Since publication, Davion's story has spread. Versions appeared in the Huffington Post, the UK's Daily Mail Online and Newsweek.

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