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There’s no substituting the need for family, and one young man raised in the foster care system hoped to find one in a pair of prospective car buyers he met last year.
Video shows the Wilkinsons family, who walked off the lot with a car and a new friend in April 2021, reacting tearfully to salesman Davon Woods’ recorded message asking them to become his ‘forever family’ and whether he could take their last name.
Growing up in the foster care system, the 27-year-old Woods said he never had a relationship with any parent ever, and after Sarah Wilkenson heard his story, she kept her and her parents in touch with Woods, attempting to reach out when they could.
The Wilkinsons invited Davon for dinner on his birthday in August 2021 and to join them again for Thanksgiving later that year at their Georgia home. More than a year after their first encounter, Woods asked to become part of the family.
Although no legal adoption process has taken place, the Wilkinsons now treat Davon like family—which is all that really matters—and gave him the green light to become Davon Wilkinson.