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9-year-old boy sells lemonade to pay for his own adoption

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(April 25, 2016) – A 9-year-old started his own business in order to make a very special purchase. According to Springfield News Leader, Tristin Jacobson opened up a lemonade stand to raise money to pay for his very own adoption.

Four years ago, Jacobson’s biological mother dumped him off on the doorstep of a Missouri shelter on a cold January day. Donnie Davis got a call about Jacobson, 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. So this past week, he opened up a lemonade stand to raise money.

Tristin’s story went viral, and SpringField News Leader reports that as of this weekend, Jacobson has enough money to pay for his adoption. Their goal was $5,000 and they raised a total of $14,000. Davis says the extra money will go toward Jacobson’s college education.