Teenager Explains His Plea for a Family

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Davion Navar Henry Only has been waiting for a family all of his life and he recently decided to take matters into his own hands. He has only one desire for his prospective family: "to love me forever."

Davion, 15, has been in foster care his whole life, but has never had a family. On a recent Sunday, he stood in front of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and made a public plea for a family.

"I'll take anyone," Davion said. "Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be."

The plea has garnered national attention that Davion hopes will help him finally find a family.

"If you can, reach out and get me and love me until I die," Davion told ABC News.

"I'm praying and still hoping," he said. "I know God hasn't given up and I'm not either."

Davion wants a bed to call his own and to be able to participate in school sports and clubs without having to move all the time when he changes foster homes.

He hopes his story will raise awareness for all foster children.

"I just want people to know that it's hard to be a foster kid. People sometimes don't know how hard it is and how much we try to do good."