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Boy Helps To Pay For His Own Adoption By Selling Lemonade..

By Ace Nichols
April 26, 2016

A 9-year-old boy in Missouri, Tristan Jacobson, decided to take his future into his own hands. He sat in front of his home last Friday and Saturday selling lemonades for a $1 to help fund his own adoption.


Andrew Jansen / The Springfield News Leader

His guardian, Donnie Davis, watched over Tristan as he shouted “Thank you for helping our adoption,” as people purchased a drink from him. The Davis’ have been watching after Tristan since he was 5, when he was placed in their custody because his birth parents could no longer care for him.

They haven’t yet been able to make Tristan an official part of their family due to the cost of adoption legal fees, but they are doing a bit of fundraising to help.


Andrew Jansen / The Springfield News Leader

Donnie David told the paper that “Tristan’s Adoption Fund” on has reached $10,000 in donations (and is now currently at $18,000) and the weekly yard sales and lemonade stand have brought in a little over $7,000.

The Davis’ already consider Tristan a part of their family and Donnie says the legal adoption would be, “more for reassurance for him, knowing that he has his forever family and he has our name.”

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