LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- 11-year old Cody has never been to Little Rock Air Force Base, but Wednesday it was as close as you can get.
Inside the C-130 hangar, inside the cockpit of a giant transport plane, Cody received a one-on-one tour with Senior Airman Jacob Shuss.
"He was very nervous," said Cody's D.H.S. adoption specialist LeRonda Garrison. "He didn't know what to expect or what was going to be asked of him. He was also excited at the same time."
Cody was Airman Shuss's wing-man for the afternoon. Shuss answered each of his questions, showed him every inch of this aircraft, and explained it's military mission. It was all very special for Cody because he dreams of one day joining the Air Force. Until then, he likes to do what most 5th graders do.
"Play basketball, draw and skateboard," said Cody.
But, what makes him different is he has no permanent family. For the past two years, he's hopped from one foster home to the next. He is hoping that someone out there will bring him home.
"He needs a chance, and he wants a family," said Garrison. "He needs the stability and support and structure, and he also needs consistency. You have to be very consistent with him."
"He's very sweet, he's shy, very quiet until he gets to know you," said Garrison. "He has great potential, and he likes to please people. He likes to do things to make people happy."
Cody just needs a chance.
"He's very desperate for a family at this time. He's ready to have a family and make that step," said Garrison.
Special thanks go to Airman Shuss and all the staff at Little Rock Air Force Base who made this happen for Cody
Click on the Arkansas Department of Human Services website if you'd like more information on Cody or any of the DHS children up for adoption.
There are no costs associated with adopting a child in state foster care.