More than 10,000 answer boy's plea for a family

Published On: Oct 28 2013 09:52:14 AM EDT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -

A 15-year-old boy who went to a St. Petersburg church to plead for a family now has 10,000 people who want to adopt him.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Davion Navar Henry Only's story went viral on social media and was picked up on news sites and TV shows around the globe after the newspaper reported on his visit to the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Strangers from every state have expressed interest in adopting him. Case manager Connie Going says they are following through with every offer. After adoption specialists have narrowed down the inquiries, the 10 best options will be presented to Davion.

Davion was born in prison and raised in foster care. He said he is amazed that "so many people actually want me."

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