Wednesday's Child - Alfonso and DeAndre - - Jackson, MS

Wednesday's Child - Alfonso and DeAndre

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By Maggie Wade - bio| email

Fishing is a favorite sport for three brothers who were featured on Wednesday's Child in 2008. Alfonso is now 16 years old, Jaquarius is 14 and DeAndre is 9. Jaquarius is in a placement but his brothers are still waiting. They are hoping a forever family will take the bait and reel them into a permanent home.

The Magnolia Crappie Club sponsored this fishing trip for Alfonso, Jaquarius and DeAndre. Officers with the Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks also helped out making sure the boys knew the rules of the water and how to bait a hook. Alfonso and Jaquarius have been fishing before but it was the first time for DeAndre.

"I like to fish and play football. And eat an be strong and healthy", said DeAndre.

"I like to play football, and watch TV, and play video games. And fish? And fish", Alfonso said.

Alfonso is the quiet, but strong member of this sibling group. He is 8th grade and says he tries to keep an eye on his little brothers.

"What do you guys like to do when you're together? Anything.. We like to fish. You like to fish. What else do you like to do with your brothers? We like to play football. Play football", said Alfonso.

DeAndre can be timid and usually likes to keep to himself. He came out of his shell and you would never know he is sometimes shy.

"Do you try to do everything your big brothers do? Nods no. No? Quit telling a story boy. The only thing I try to do is fish", DeAndre said.

The boys want to be adopted together, they also are very specific about the kind of family they want.

"The most important thing is what? Being with your brothers right? And if you could pick.. And being with a family who loves me", said Jaquarius for his brothers.

If you are interested in learning more about adoption, call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.

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