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Missouri Boy Raises $7,000 With Lemonade Stand To Pay For His Adoption

Tristan Jacobson, 9, has raised over $7000 selling lemonade to help his foster family adopt him.

According to the Springfield News Leader, Jacobson’s drug addicted mother dropped her then 5-year old off at a friend’s doorstep in 17 degree weather and never came back. Since then, he has lived with the Davis family, who plan on adopting him. But the adoption process isn’t cheap–it will costs the Davis family $5000. Frankly, money that they just don’t have.

While the family created a crowd sourcing page to raise funds, Jacobson wanted to do his part by selling lemonade. And thanks to vast media coverage and local folks spreading the word, Jacobson raised a whopping $7,100.

“There’s not enough words to say ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has shown support or given us donations,” Donnie Davis told the Springfield News-Leader. “Everyone has made this possible. We will make sure this child will forever be ours.”

The money left over will go to Jacobson’s education.

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