Nearly five years after a Florida teen stood up in front of his church and asked someone to adopt him, Davion Only-Going has graduated high school and looks forward to his future.

Speaking on "Fox & Friends" Friday with his adoptive mother, Only-Going looked back on his 2013 adoption, which made national headlines.

“Essentially, I wanted a family. ... I was told that I have no family," he told Ainsley Earhardt.

“After I started going to church, I found my family.”


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His mother, Connie Going, who also was his case worker before adoption, said, “Every child deserves a family and someone to love them, but Davion, every time I saw him, I’d get this big hug.”

“I couldn’t understand why he didn’t have a family, it didn’t make sense to me why he was still waiting,” Going said, thinking about Davion’s life before his adoption.

Only-Going said, “As a kid I didn’t understand. I asked a lot of questions and why didn’t anyone love me. As the years go on, I just accepted it, you know, it’s whatever, this is me, this is my life.”

Only-Going has big plans for himself, including attending culinary school and aspiring to one day own a restaurant.

Watch the interview above.


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