Springfield boy sells lemonade to help pay for his adoption

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A Springfield third-grader is selling lemonade to help pay for his adoption.

Nine-year-old Tristan Jacobson sold $1 lemonades Friday in front of the home he shares with Donnie Davis and her husband, Jimmy, who have been Tristan's kinship guardians since Tristan was 5.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://j.mp/26lC9gj ) the money from the lemonade stand and a weekend yard sale will go toward helping pay about $5,000 in legal fees so Tristan can be adopted.

Donnie Davis says she and her husband already consider Tristan their son. She says the adoption is ``more for reassurance for him, knowing that he has his forever family and he has our name.''