Single Dad Adopts Girl With Down Syndrome Who Was Rejected By 20 Families

Single Dad Adopts Girl With Down Syndrome Who Was Rejected By 20 Families –



A young girl’s fortunes have changed after she was rejected first by her mother, who disowned her the moment she was born, then by her biological father, and finally by 20 potential adoptive families.

But, her life took a significant turn when Luca Trapanese held her in his arms and decided to give her a home.


Luca had been a part of many social service programs in Italy since his teenage years. He came forward to adopt Alba after he was told about people’s unwillingness to adopt her.

“Since I was 14 years old, I have volunteered and worked with the disabled so I felt I had the right knowledge and experience to do it,” he said.

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Alba si sveglia alle 6.30 al massimo, riesco a tirarla per le 7.00 fin quando non inizia a ripetizione a dire PAPPA PAPPA PAPPA….allora mi alzo intontito, le riscaldo il latte. Lei lo beve in pochissimo tempo perché è affamata. Ci alziamo, ci prepariamo e andiamo insieme a fare colazione in piazza. Per le 9.00 massimo siamo in spiaggia insieme ad altri bambini…mare, tuffi, corse con gli zii e i cugini. Poi bagnetto con l'amido per togliere il sale, pranzo a volte preparato da zia Teresa che cucina molto bene, riposino di un paio d'ore sotto il controllo di nonna Antonietta mentre io vado a fare un tuffo. Dopo di nuovo spiaggia e bagnetto. Poi cena, passeggiata e per le 22 al massimo è stecchita a letto! Io la sento russare😂 mentre sono in giardino a leggere finalmente un libro …una vacanza tradizionalissima no? #Alba #padre #paternità #Procida #tradizione #mare #sole #famiglia

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The story of Luca’s journey to adopting baby Alba has gone viral for several reasons, paramount of which may be the fact that social services don’t often grant custody to a single, homosexual man.

Nevertheless, they made an exception in Luca’s case … and we’re so very happy they did.

Luca says Alba is a determined young child who loves to play and dance, and enjoys the company of other people.

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