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

September 27, 2019

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.

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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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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.


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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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