When a little girl was initially rejected by her mother and subsequently rejected by 20 potential adoptive families, her future was changed.
The story of Luca Trapanese’s journey to the adoption of baby Alba has gone viral and garnered media attention all over the world for several reasons, but the main one is that welfare officials seldom grant custody to a single, gay father.
But in Luca’s case, they broke procedure, and we are so glad they did.
According to the BBC, the 41-year-old Italian father, who has a daughter named Alba who has Down syndrome, wrote about his experience being a father in a book that was published.
During a radio interview, Luca explained that his case is special because it ‘Shatters the stigma about fatherhood, religion and family’.
In Italy, adopting children for homosexuals or single parents is a very complex matter.
Luca adopted Alba in 2017, when she was only 13 days old and 20 families had already given her up because of her condition.
Luca himself worked in centers for people with special needs, and always wanted to become a father.
This is why, even though he did not have a partner, he decided to continue the process of adopting Alba, who now enjoys a happy home with a wonderful father.
According to the BBC, Alba is a determined girl who can be stubborn at times.
She loves to play and dance, and enjoys the company of other people.
We wish Luca and Alba all the happiness in the world! Luca is undoubtedly a man with a huge heart, and thanks to him this little girl will have a rosy future.
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