The Special Bond Between A Single Dad And His Adopted Daughter With Down Syndrome

It’s always a beautiful thing to see children getting adopted by loving families. But the story of Luca Trapanese and his adopted daughter is especially touching. Not only because he is a gay 41-year-old single man, but also because his daughter Alba has Down’s Syndrome. The details of their unique story will truly warm your heart.

 

One Man’s Determination

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It was difficult for Luca to adopt, as social services in his home country of Italy don’t normally give custody to single, homosexual men. He was told that he could only adopt a child with health problems. But that was just fine with him.

 

Her Life Was Changed

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Alba was only 13 days old when Luca found her. She was given up by her birth mother because of her Down’s Syndrome. It was a long, grueling journey for little Alba – she was turned away by 20 families because of her condition. Luckily, fate smiled upon her, in the form of her new dad.

 

A History Of Kindness

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Luca was no stranger to children with Alba’s condition. He had been volunteering for special needs organizations since the age of 14. He had also always wanted to be a father.

 

A Lesson In Love

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It’s pretty amazing to see the special bond between these two.