9-Year-Old Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Pay For His Own Adoption

Publish Date
Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:28AM

9-year-old Tristin Jacobson set up a lemonade stand to make some money. But it wasn't for the normal reasons a 9-year-old might normally do this.

Four years ago Trinsin's biological mother left him on the doorstep of a Missouri shelter.

Donnie Davis got a call about Tristin, and she's been taking care of him ever since.

Jacobson has always wanted Davis to adopt him, but she couldn't afford the legal fees.

His story went viral and Springfield News Leader reports that he made enough money to pay for his adoption - with a goal of $5000, they raised $14000.

Tristan’s lemonade stand and a yard sale raised about $7,100, and a fundraiser they started on YouCaring.com called Tristan’s Adoption Fund raised more than $6,900.

Davis says the extra money will go toward Jacobson's college education.