Growing up with both of my parents – I am more than lucky to be blessed with all the essential elements that make me the, strong and confident, woman I like to think I am.  So, when I hear stories about children who are just looking to be genuinely loved, my mind can not thoroughly grasp how fortunate I am and all that is left for me to do is cry – uncontrollably. Now, before you pass judgement on what may seem like ignorance on my behalf please ask yourself when you realize how blessed or fortunate you are does it not leave you speechless or dumbfounded when you see someone who lacks what you have abundantly?

The reason for this post is to highlight one young man’s plea for a family and in his words :

“Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I’ll take anyone…”


15 years old and maturing by the second, Davion Only is making headlines with his church based plea for a family. I found his story while watching my favorite show, The View, he was well-spoken, calm, and collected as he explained to the crew his desire to have someone and something to call his own. Now he is getting thousands of request for adoptions and while this may be one success story let us look at the stats . . .

400,000 children in the foster care in 2012

60,000 of these kids have had their biological parents’ rights permanently terminated

 80 percent of all children in foster care have serious emotional problems 

For more numbers please check: http://www.childrensrights.org/issues-resources/foster-care/facts-about-foster-care/

The young Only wants you to understand that “I just want people to know that it’s hard to be a foster kid,” Only said. “People sometimes don’t know how hard it is and how much we try to do good.”

Take a moment to be thankful and see how you can impact one else’s life – get involved change can happen with your hands.

For full story please research: #Davioneffect or click here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-orphan-flooded-adoption-requests-heartfelt-public-appeal-article-1.1489626

Astu Mengesha – Stay Down Blaze Up


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