SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A 9-year-old started his own business in order to make a very special purchase. Tristin Jacobson opened a lemonade stand to raise money to pay for his own adoption, according to the Springfield News Leader.
Four years ago, Jacobson's biological mother dumped him on the doorstep of a Missouri shelter on a cold January day. Donnie Davis got a call about Tristin and she has 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, the boy opened a lemonade stand to raise money.
Tristin’s story went viral, and the Springfield News Leader reports that as of this weekend, Jacobson has enough money to pay for his adoption. The goal was $5,000 and they raised 14,000.
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 $8,400.
Davis said the extra money will go toward Jacobson's college education.