Now, she and her husband Jimmy want to make it official and adopt Tristan. To begin that process, they needed to raise $5,000 for legal fees.
They set up a crowdfunding page but Trista wanted to do his bit to help so he set up a lemonde stand outside their house last Friday, selling lemonade for $1 while Donnie and Jimmy held a yard sale.
And by Saturday afternoon, the stand and the yard sale had raised $7,100.
And their story has inspired even more donations over on their crowd-funding page - as of this morning, the total stands at over $16,000.
"There’s not enough words to say ’thank you’ to everyone who has shown support or given us donations," Davis told the Springfield News-Leader.
"Everyone has made this possible. We will make sure this child will forever be ours."