LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Nothing says Fall quite like a trip to the Arkansas State Fair. Unless you've never been of course. Three brothers in state foster care who are up for adoption had never been.
For them, it's the ride of a lifetime every time they step onto a new ride. Kameron, Devon, and Ahmad take in the fair with a sense of wonderment and excitement. The littlest, Ahmad, is 6 years old.
"He's funny, he's smart, and he's cute," said his older brother Devon, who is only three years older.
A ball of energy, Ahmad is protected at all cost by his big brothers. Kameron, the oldest at 11, wants to be an architect when he grows up.
"I like to build stuff out of Legos,” he said. “I'll build a building and then break it down."
While Kameron builds, Devon, the middle child, loves to play football. Right now he's playing on the offensive line as right guard and right tackle.
They love each other fiercely even while slamming into each other in bumper cars. The problem is, these brothers don't live together. They live in separate foster homes.
Sadness is how Devon describes the situation. Even on the best day, there is sadness that the three of them can't live under the same roof.
"It's exciting because we get to see each other," Kameron said.
For one day at the fair, they are reunited by rides, music and so much fun. A vision down the midway, where these brother's dreams came true, even just for a day, to be reunited. Now, they hope in the future that staying together is permanent.
"I want a nice family who will take care of us and support us and help us," Kameron said. “I have to keep hope."
None of this would be possible without the help of the Arkansas State Fair. The VIP passes they gave to the three boys created moments they'll never forget. If you'd like more information on Kameron, Devon, and Ahmad, log onto the Arkansas Department of Human Services adoption website.
There are no costs associated with adopting a child in state care.