After school, Davon enjoys playing games at one of the Boys and Girls Clubs in Tyler. He takes me on in a game of pool as we visit about everything from school, to his future.
"So, tell me about yourself," I ask. He replies, "I'm in the 6th grade. I make A's and B's and sometimes a C. I like all subjects in school. When I graduate I want to maybe be a football player or run track." He's goes on to say, "Besides pool, I like to play the games here and most of my friends come so we like to talk and I like the food here. It's nice."
Davon has been in foster care seven years. Five of that, in Irene Dickerson's home. "When he first came to our home my husband said, 'Oh this is the one. I think I will like him.' But my husband passed away, so we never adopted him," says Irene.
Irene raised Davon to be respectful of others and encourages him to get involved in activities. She says, "He sings in the choir. He's an usher and he goes on outings with the church."
And Davon likes to be the center of attention. He would do best in a small family where he can spend quality time with his new parents.
As we continue our game of pool we talk about what's next for Davon. He considers Irene family, so leaving will not be easy. I asked him what he thinks about adoption. "At first, I really didn't want to be adopted and I'm still trying to decide if I do but mostly I don't want to get adopted. I'm trying to figure out why," says Davon.
But the one thing he has figured out is what makes him sad. "When I move to different homes. It's hard getting new friends and a new school."
And he knows finding a forever family would mean he would never have to move again.
If you'd like more information on Davon, call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275.
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