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(Daily Mail)   Florida teen who begged for a new family, 'I'll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care.' Has found a new forever home just in time for Christmas   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 61
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2013-12-13 01:19:32 PM
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2013-12-13 01:23:58 PM

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Dude wtf?
 
2013-12-13 01:29:31 PM

Barfmaker: George Babbitt: [img.fark.net image 500x239]

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Dude wtf?


Daily Fail gets the elevator snail.
 
2013-12-13 01:56:19 PM
Enjoy the rape, kid.
 
2013-12-13 02:23:14 PM
Just in time for Braturday
 
2013-12-13 02:29:30 PM
Looks like he is too expensive to feed.
 
2013-12-13 02:32:17 PM
I hope he found the purple family he was looking for.
 
2013-12-13 02:32:33 PM
I gotta know how his mother garnered the nickname "Big Dust" . . .
 
2013-12-13 02:33:13 PM
This thread, is why I love fark.
 
2013-12-13 02:35:56 PM
I wish the best for this kid, I really do....unfortunately, I'm fairly pessimistic...His whole farking "family" is nothing but scumbags.  And now that he has acheived some level of notoriety, some of those scumbags will assume that he's gettin' paid and will come slinking into his life, looking to get paid as well...Hope I'm wrong, but odds are I'm not.
 
2013-12-13 02:41:24 PM

chevydeuce: I wish the best for this kid, I really do....unfortunately, I'm fairly pessimistic...His whole farking "family" is nothing but scumbags.  And now that he has acheived some level of notoriety, some of those scumbags will assume that he's gettin' paid and will come slinking into his life, looking to get paid as well...Hope I'm wrong, but odds are I'm not.


Yup, doesn't sound like he is actually orphaned--mom is dead, but who knows about dad. He just had the unfortunate luck to be born into a family of people who chronically make poor life choices. At least the uncle who is a police officer has some involvement in the kids' life. Hope the rest drop off the face of the earth. Good on him for getting a family.
 
2013-12-13 02:44:28 PM

chevydeuce: I wish the best for this kid, I really do....unfortunately, I'm fairly pessimistic...His whole farking "family" is nothing but scumbags.  And now that he has acheived some level of notoriety, some of those scumbags will assume that he's gettin' paid and will come slinking into his life, looking to get paid as well...Hope I'm wrong, but odds are I'm not.


This guy knows how to handle it:

www.zvents.com
 
2013-12-13 02:48:27 PM

epiccrew: I gotta know how his mother garnered the nickname "Big Dust" . . .


her last name is "McCloud"?  She snorts cocaine?  What do you think happens when she sneezes?

/what is sad is that he's probably the result of her not being able to pay for drugs, and the dealer taking sexual favors for payment
//I live in a building which had a serious drug problem living in it.  They finally caught him, and the pregnancy rate in the building dropped significantly
///that could also be because he'd impregnated all the woman in the building who were addicted to drugs, too
 
2013-12-13 02:48:59 PM
I followed this kid since day 1, I hope he has a wonderful christmas he seems like an outstanding young man.
 
2013-12-13 02:49:32 PM
Does anyone else find the term "forever home" to be creepy as hell?  Every time I read it, I just picture those 2 girls from The Shining.
 
2013-12-13 02:49:32 PM
Hope his "forever family" realizes when Davion sits around the house, he literally "sits around the house."
 
2013-12-13 02:50:24 PM
He seems self-preserving and self-aware of a level not normally seen in 15 year olds. I hope he uses his life experience to do something great with his life. He clearly understands what is important in life.
 
2013-12-13 02:53:27 PM

epiccrew: I gotta know how his mother garnered the nickname "Big Dust" . . .


or, I could go another way: by the look of the photo, she's a big girl.  Perhaps she was in a large number of fights, or "dust-ups" if you will...

or... continuing on the big girl theme, perhaps she was prone to fainting, and the dust clouds which formed whenever she hit the ground after fainting fave her "friends" an idea for a nickname.

/feeling oddly poetic, today
//back to the trance cave!
 
2013-12-13 02:54:26 PM
Good luck kid, really.  I hope he gets a great family.

I just volunteered at a Masonic children's home last week.  They take fantastic care of their charges, but it was still sad that so many kids are treated like trash by their egg/sperm donors.

And MMM....check your farkmail.
 
2013-12-13 02:55:35 PM

Barfmaker: George Babbitt: [img.fark.net image 500x239]

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Dude wtf?



Agree with Babbitt 100%, The Daily Mail is like a virus, the links started out few and far between and have started to spread rapidly, infecting fark. The Daily Mail is one step above The Weekly World News and we are all far more stupid due to its existence. Case in point, "forever home"!!! Do we all have to speak like 3 year olds now because some half-wit coined a phrase that most people would say to a dog?
 
2013-12-13 02:59:33 PM

NewWorldDan: Does anyone else find the term "forever home" to be creepy as hell?  Every time I read it, I just picture those 2 girls from The Shining.


It makes me think of crazy cat ladies and animal rescue organizations.  It's kinda disturbing to see it listed out on an adoption website, weirdly like a dating profile.
 
2013-12-13 03:00:12 PM
Whenever I hear or see the phrase "Forever Home," it makes me want to punch the user in the trachea. Stop. It.
 
2013-12-13 03:00:58 PM
David only what?

For serious, I am super happy for this kid. Sounds like he dodged a bullet with the rest of his family not being involved in his childhood, hard as that childhood must have been. Hope he continues to avoid them.

That person who commented that the child adoption site is like looking for pets... I kinda agree. Now and then I toy with the idea of maybe fostering a child or two, as we have a really big house with only two bedrooms used and the kind of household I think lots of kids would dream of (dogs, cats, horses, pool, All of the Consoles, etc)... and the sites I look through remind me an awful lot of like, petfinder. It feels weird, though I have no idea how else it could be presented.
 
2013-12-13 03:01:14 PM

NewWorldDan: Does anyone else find the term "forever home" to be creepy as hell?  Every time I read it, I just picture those 2 girls from The Shining.


Interesting observation.  I always associate it will all of the ferrets I have taken in over the last 20 years.
 
2013-12-13 03:02:03 PM
$5 says that this child is a demonic menace that will soon murder her host family in the most brutal fashion possible.

/ can't possibly be obscure
 
2013-12-13 03:09:17 PM
The proud new adoptive father?
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2013-12-13 03:12:36 PM

chevydeuce: I wish the best for this kid, I really do....unfortunately, I'm fairly pessimistic...His whole farking "family" is nothing but scumbags.  And now that he has acheived some level of notoriety, some of those scumbags will assume that he's gettin' paid and will come slinking into his life, looking to get paid as well...Hope I'm wrong, but odds are I'm not.


I'm adopted and sadly my brother and I experienced this.  We knew nothing about our bilogical parents, aunts uncles, etc.  I'm in my late 40's and a number of years ago my brothers wife managed to track down an aunt and uncle.  we made arrangements to meet them at a restaurant  one evening and near the end of the evening our aunt pulled my brother aside at some point and asked to borrow a couple thousand dollars.  Neither of us had money so where she even got the idea we had any we couldn't figure out.  We finally just thought, scum that she is figured she would just ask anyway. He turned her down, explained he didn't have that much and we never heard from them again.  After that we stopped looking for the rest of our family.  we did find out our father was a drunk and eventually killed himself in a drunken car crash.  At least he didn't take anyone else with him.

/CSB
 
2013-12-13 03:19:16 PM
the aunt wouldn't take him in?  nice......
 
2013-12-13 03:24:01 PM
"His biological aunt Doris Barnes told MailOnline today: 'I just want him to be happy and loved and to be with someone who is going to do the best for his future' "

She forgot to add "except for me" to that statement.
 
2013-12-13 03:24:11 PM

little Jeff: the aunt wouldn't take him in?  nice......


She has a criminal record....the adoption agency has pretty much kicked all the relatives off the prospective adoptors list because they are ALL shiatstains (except, maybe the cop uncle, but apparently he's too tied up with work to qualify)
 
2013-12-13 03:32:25 PM
"His biological aunt  Doris Barnes Petunia Dursley told MailOnline today: 'I just want him to be happy and loved and to be with someone who is going to do the best for his future' "

FTFY
 
2013-12-13 03:33:38 PM
Welcome to the family Davion!

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2013-12-13 03:34:46 PM
You know, I've had my eye on a couple of 17 yo Korean girls - I wonder if I could adopt them?


That seat? Over there? That one's mine?
 
2013-12-13 03:38:01 PM

you_idiot: "His biological aunt Doris Barnes told MailOnline today: 'I just want him to be happy and loved and to be with someone who is going to do the best for his future' "

She forgot to add "except for me" to that statement.


What's wrong with admitting that she can't care for him?
 
2013-12-13 03:42:02 PM
Please have your crack-whore spayed or neutered.
 
2013-12-13 03:49:58 PM
"Davion is excited to be spending the holidays with a perspective adoptive family."


*sigh*  Really Fail?  REALLY?
 
2013-12-13 03:57:50 PM

Graffito: you_idiot: "His biological aunt Doris Barnes told MailOnline today: 'I just want him to be happy and loved and to be with someone who is going to do the best for his future' "

She forgot to add "except for me" to that statement.

What's wrong with admitting that she can't care for him?


If any of you RTFA you'd know that most of the family gots criminal histories.

Satan's Bunny Slippers: "Davion is excited to be spending the holidays with a perspective adoptive family."


*sigh*  Really Fail?  REALLY?


I noticed that too. Perhaps it's a quote from Auntie.

*pronounced onntee
 
2013-12-13 04:01:02 PM
I hope it works for this kid... Aging out in the foster program sucks. I at least got a decent foster family for the last year and a half, but it's still not the same. Best Christmas I'd had in years, though. Making Christmas out of donations and the small budget a foster care facility gets just becomes depressing.


And yeah, the aunt and the rest of the biological family not taking him in if they can't afford it, or can't legally adopt him? Jesus, if they did, you people would be biatching because they took in a kid they couldn't afford.

JCPF--Just Can't Please Fark.
 
2013-12-13 04:02:01 PM
Too many breeders, not enough parents in this world.

I wish everyone who chooses to shiat out a bunch of crotchfruit would instead consider getting snipped and taking care of some of the other crotchfruit that are already wasting away.
 
2013-12-13 04:10:12 PM

Badafuco: Please have your crack-whore spayed or neutered.


Indeed.

My husband's mother (who's sharp as a tack, same as my husband) was taken away from her mother at birth because she was a bar whore. Not sure if there was crack involved, but her four OTHER kids were taken away at the same time. While I'm glad that my MIL and husband were born... Still not the best way to enter life.
 
2013-12-13 04:25:11 PM

Mikey1969: I hope it works for this kid... Aging out in the foster program sucks. I at least got a decent foster family for the last year and a half, but it's still not the same. Best Christmas I'd had in years, though. Making Christmas out of donations and the small budget a foster care facility gets just becomes depressing.


Part of me really wants to take in a foster child.  I was not able to have children, my stepson is grown and on his own, we have a big house in a nice neighborhood full of friendly dogs, and a lot of love and (hopefully) wisdom to offer.  The other part of me realizes how damaged some of these kids are and that we may not be equipped to handle a kid with psychological issues.  I certainly wouldn't want to make things worse for them by not handing it well.  Very conflicted on this issue.   I sincerely hope for the best for this boy.
 
2013-12-13 04:56:37 PM
Families in countries including Canada, India, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain and Iran all made contact to enquire about adopting him.

Interesting.
 
2013-12-13 05:12:01 PM
There isn't a single non-ridiculous name in that entire article aside from his Grandmother.  La Dwina?  Demetrius???
 
2013-12-13 05:28:39 PM

freetomato: Mikey1969: I hope it works for this kid... Aging out in the foster program sucks. I at least got a decent foster family for the last year and a half, but it's still not the same. Best Christmas I'd had in years, though. Making Christmas out of donations and the small budget a foster care facility gets just becomes depressing.

Part of me really wants to take in a foster child.  I was not able to have children, my stepson is grown and on his own, we have a big house in a nice neighborhood full of friendly dogs, and a lot of love and (hopefully) wisdom to offer.  The other part of me realizes how damaged some of these kids are and that we may not be equipped to handle a kid with psychological issues.  I certainly wouldn't want to make things worse for them by not handing it well.  Very conflicted on this issue.   I sincerely hope for the best for this boy.


I'm on the same fence. My friends with experience in this issue tell me they give you classes and such to help educate you, so you can be prepared. You can take classes without committing to foster. Or you can start by volunteering.

/we are far too broke to adopt now
//I want to adopt a 6-10 year old. Or two. Siblings are awesome.
 
2013-12-13 05:54:27 PM
ok, we need to get a picture of this kid to make the story more touchingly feel-good. how about standing on a beach? that always looks nice. hmm... black kid standing on a beach, there's something missing from this picture... i know! toss that boy a basketball. there, perfect.

herscoop.com
 
2013-12-13 06:24:10 PM
freetomato:

Part of me really wants to take in a foster child.  I was not able to have children, my stepson is grown and on his own, we have a big house in a nice neighborhood full of friendly dogs, and a lot of love and (hopefully) wisdom to offer.  The other part of me realizes how damaged some of these kids are and that we may not be equipped to handle a kid with psychological issues.  I certainly wouldn't want to make things worse for them by not handing it well.  Very conflicted on this issue.   I sincerely hope for the best for this boy.


Yeah, a lot of foster kids have baggage, but it's not as bad as you think. Some of it's from having a shiatty home life, and some is just a general feeling that nobody wants you. After all, if they REALLY wanted you, they'd adopt you, right?

I know that's not it, but it can feel that way as a foster kid, and some well meaning foster families STILL treat the foster kids like they aren't quite a part of the family. I was in a lot of different places, but high school consisted of 2 1/2 years in a group home, and a year and a half in a foster home. A lot of it depended on the people. When I was at the group home, the first house parents weren't great "kid" people. They were nice enough, but they thought that they were looking good on the budget if they didn't spend ll of the money. As a result, they never spent the "recreation" money allotted(In a year, we went to 'a' movie and went camping once). We got bored, and we got in trouble, suck out, did some stupid vandalization, broke into a car or two. The next house parents took us places all of the time, and the trouble dropped immediately and markedly. There were still problems, but I've seen regular families that had more.

The really important part is that these foster kids need to feel that they belong and that they aren't just a placeholder. It's amazing how the little things can matter. I probably have gone overboard with my stepsons and my daughter, reaffirming how much I love them, and how proud I am of them, but that doesn't happen often in a foster home, and that can be the difference between a delinquent and a good foster kid, just letting them know that they are still important.

You can also help by finding your local foster foundation and donating stuff, whether it's baby stuff to help out new families when they foster an infant, or gifts at CHristmas, it can help. Also, if you ever stumble across a Group Home(They try to keep these kind of under the radar, mostly so that parents who have had their kids forcibly removed wont try and take them back), you can do what the people who eventually became my foster parents did. Sponsor the kids for trips for ice cream, sporting events, or just days out. It was amazing to have these nice people that I didn't know drop by and pick one of us up to go to a basketball game, or just dinner. There was also a girl I read about years ago who started a charity to just give foster kids a duffel bag and a stuffed animal. Possessions are few and far between, and you often find yourself using garbage bags as luggage.

Ultimately, the kids can still be salvaged. It's smart not to leave all of your money laying around, but it's totally possible to get even a 'bad' kid and have them get a sense of loyalty. They might still get in some trouble outside of the home, but in your home, they will feel that they belong, and that it is THEIR home as well, and half of the misbehavior goes away.

Of course, the best thing anyone can do for a foster kid is adopt, especially if they're old like this boy. You get to be 14, 15 years old, and your chances of being adopted slip to almost zero. People only want to adopt young kids, and it's particularly scary to start thinking about how one day you may 'Age out', and the system is just going to tell you to get the fark out.

Despite what people might say though, foster kids still have a lot of potential, and a lot of that baggage can be dumped. Once my stepsons are out of the house and in college, we may start fostering a kid ourselves, right now, we're supporting my goddam 34 year old brother in law, so I think we're covered. It's definitely a great way to help out, though, but it can be a scary gamble at first. A loving, open home can be the best asset.
 
2013-12-13 06:25:44 PM

vicioushobbit: I'm on the same fence. My friends with experience in this issue tell me they give you classes and such to help educate you, so you can be prepared. You can take classes without committing to foster. Or you can start by volunteering.

/we are far too broke to adopt now
//I want to adopt a 6-10 year old. Or two. Siblings are awesome.


Keeping siblings from being broken up is awesome. It's often the only true ties they have left, and someday they would realize that and thank you for it.
 
2013-12-13 06:27:17 PM

vicioushobbit: freetomato: Mikey1969: I hope it works for this kid... Aging out in the foster program sucks. I at least got a decent foster family for the last year and a half, but it's still not the same. Best Christmas I'd had in years, though. Making Christmas out of donations and the small budget a foster care facility gets just becomes depressing.

Part of me really wants to take in a foster child.  I was not able to have children, my stepson is grown and on his own, we have a big house in a nice neighborhood full of friendly dogs, and a lot of love and (hopefully) wisdom to offer.  The other part of me realizes how damaged some of these kids are and that we may not be equipped to handle a kid with psychological issues.  I certainly wouldn't want to make things worse for them by not handing it well.  Very conflicted on this issue.   I sincerely hope for the best for this boy.

I'm on the same fence. My friends with experience in this issue tell me they give you classes and such to help educate you, so you can be prepared. You can take classes without committing to foster. Or you can start by volunteering.

/we are far too broke to adopt now
//I want to adopt a 6-10 year old. Or two. Siblings are awesome.



Go for it!!  Call your state office of human services, or family services, or whatever it's called.  Or try the website adoptuskids.org.  The kids aren't perfect, but then again, neither are any parents.  Take any and all classes that are offered, as we all read too many stories on Fark about untrained idiots becoming parents.  You're not getting any younger, and the kids are tired of waiting.  Just make sure you get ALL the details about the history of the kid, how they ended up in care, what trauma they've had while in care, etc.  And make sure all agencies know that you will hunt them down and make them suffer if you find out they withheld ANY details.  International adoptions can always plead language problems, but domestic adoptions must be transparent, or liability might result for disrupted placements.
 
2013-12-13 06:27:18 PM

Dust: Too many breeders, not enough parents in this world.

I wish everyone who chooses to shiat out a bunch of crotchfruit would instead consider getting snipped and taking care of some of the other crotchfruit that are already wasting away.


I'm assuming tht before you take it upon yourself to tell other people how to live their lives, you've fostered and or adopted a few kids, right?
 
2013-12-13 06:31:30 PM

Dust: Too many breeders, not enough parents in this world.

I wish everyone who chooses to shiat out a bunch of crotchfruit would instead consider getting snipped and taking care of some of the other crotchfruit that are already wasting away.


By the way, nothing says "winner" like using the term "crotchfruit". Really makes you look like someone people would like to call their friend an asshole.
 
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