A pro-life license plate has been approved for use in the nation's capital and has been made available for drivers to purchase.
The "Choose Life" plate was made available for purchase on Wednesday by The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Choose Life plate, which has been approved in various states across the country, was submitted for consideration to the D.C. DMV by The Children First Foundation. more >>
After 15-year-old Florida orphan Davion Only was forced to make a plea to find an adoptive family, a woman who has adopted 20 of her 22 children, including seven of them as teenagers, is encouraging families considering adoption to adopt older children.
"No matter how old a child or youth is, he or she is never too old to need a family. Everyone needs a family for a lifetime, or as we say, 'Not just a family to grow up in, but a family to grow old in,'" noted Sue Badeau, a national adoption and fostering expert and Christian author in a release on Friday.
"Even the most competent, capable 18, 19 or 20 year old who is heading off to college and career still needs a family -- for advice, guidance, support, someone to be there for them in good times and bad, and later to be a grandparent to their own children," she added. more >>
Davion Only, a 15-year-old orphan boy who recently pleaded in front of a Florida church for a family to adopt him, has now had about 10,000 families from the United States and abroad seeking to adopt him, says the adoption agency handling his case.
The agency, Eckerd, has received about 5,000 requests by phone and 5,000 by email and most of them have asked to adopt Davion, the agency's chief quality officer, Ron Zychowski, told ABC News.
These inquiries, which have come from across the United States and other countries including Canada, India, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain and even Iran, have "overwhelmed" the agency, Zychowski said. more >>
A 15-year-old orphan boy who recently pleaded in front of a Florida church for a family to adopt him has received close to 1,000 phone calls from families seeking to give him a home.
Davion Navar Henry Only has lived in foster care for his entire life because his mother was in jail when he was born. She died earlier this year.
The teenager currently resides at the Eckerd's Carlton Manor residential group home in St. Petersburg, Fla. with 12 other teenage boys, and recently the young boy made a heartfelt plea at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, located in the same city. Davion reportedly stood up before the entire 300-plus person congregation and begged for a family to adopt him and give him a real home. more >>
Davion Only, a 15-year-old orphan who recently made a desperate plea for someone to adopt him at a church in St. Petersburg, Fla., "made the whole church cry" with his story, and now more than 500 people have enquired about adopting him.
Davion's story took America by storm after the Tampa Bay Times reported on the teen's heart-wrenching plea at the pulpit of St. Mark Missionary Church in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The teen, who was born while his mother was in jail, had been waiting all his life for his mother to come back for him and take him out of foster care. But that plan ended in June, when after a search for information on the Internet he discovered that his mother had died. more >>
A 15-year-old orphan boy desperate for a home exposed the heartbreaking state of adoption in the United States recently when he swallowed his fear and stood before a packed church and begged anyone to adopt him but someone is yet to give him a home.
"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," said the amazingly optimistic Davion Only in a Tampa Bay Times report at the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Davion was born while his mother was in jail and she died there last year. He currently lives at the Eckerd's Carlton Manor residential group home with 12 teenage boys where there are rules for every activity and cameras recording everything. more >>