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Gift of Love: Da'von


A round of applause from an East Texas courtroom and Da'von has found the Gift of Love. It wasn't an easy road. Da'von entered foster care in 2002 at the age of 5. Since entering foster care 10 years ago Da'von has been placed in 5 foster homes.

"I was just smiling the whole time," Da'von said.

A year ago Da'Von was placed in his 6th foster home and this home turned into his forever home. This isn't the first time his new dad has adopted. Da'Von now has a brother.

"I have a son that is 17 so they are about a year different," Da'Von's adopted father Michael Pickett said.

Da'von loves sports, "basketball and basketball," Pickett said.

But Da'Von quickly points out, "I do want to become a lawyer."

He was one of 6 children adopted in the 307th Family District Court in Greg County this month. Da'Von has been featured on Gift of Love several times over the years. Through all of the ups and downs Da'Von and his case workers never gave up the hope that he would find his forever home. Now Da'Von looks forward to his next goal, college.

"I want to go to college and study business and psychology," Da'Von said.

But he still has basketball dreams.

I also want to play for the Lakers," Da'Von.

And now this teenager has a family to stand by him as he follows this dreams and show him the Gift of Love.

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