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.''