A third-grader in Missouri has been selling lemonade to help pay for his adoption.
Nine-year-old Tristan Jacobson sold $1 lemonades Friday in front of the home in Springfield he shares with Donnie and Jimmy Davis, who have been Tristan's kinship guardians since he was 5.
"She will be my parent," Tristan told The Springfield News-Leader, of Donnie Davis. "I'm happy because I have a new mom who loves me."
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The lemonade stand and a weekend yard sale raised $7,100 to assist with the adoption legal fees, Davis told the News-Leader. An additional $8,675 has been donated via "Tristan's Adoption Fund" on YouCaring.com.
"There's not enough words to say 'thank you' to everyone," Davis said, adding that she and her husband already consider Tristan their son.
Davis said the adoption is "more for reassurance for him, knowing that he has his forever family and he has our name."