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Florida Orphan Who Pled To Be Adopted (remember?) Has Been Removed From His Home

Davion Only. Remember him?

I remember all too well.  This kid had me messed all the way up.  I was in tears and an emotional basket case. Begging for a family, ANYBODY to take him.

Well, it seems as if a family DID take him in, however, it hasn’t turned out so well:

The orphaned teenager who made an emotional plea last year for a family to adopt him and “love me forever” – and triggered thousands of offers from around the world – has had a devastating setback after he was removed from the home of his potential adoptive family.

Davion Only’s dreams of adoption was disrupted after the 16-year-old had an altercation with a member of his prospective family, according to the Eckerd adoptive agency overseeing Only’s adoption.

Only had moved from Florida to Ohio to be with the prospective family this spring for a 90 day trial period. The move was the first step of the adoptive process. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Only was with the family for weeks before being removed. The teen even wrote “I got baptized” on his Facebook page.

However, Only was removed after he had a physical altercation with a child and father, who is a minister, from his potential adoptive family. According to reports from the Tampa Bay Times that were confirmed by the Eckerd agency, Only’s case manager flew to Ohio and took the teenager out of the home and back to Florida on May 30.

{via ABC News}

No details have been released about Davion’s whereabouts, but the Eckard agency had this to say:

“Davion is a maturing young man whose perspective on life continues to change as it does with most teenagers,” read the statement. “After Davion spent time with a prospective adoptive family this spring, it was determined that the family was not the right fit for him, with that we are asking for privacy during this stage of his life.”

I sure do hate it for him, but he’s definitely going to need to get his anger under (more) control. I hope wherever he is he is continuing to address that.

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