Single Father Adopts A Beautiful Little Girl With Down Syndrome Rejected By 20 Families
February 11, 2019 13:07 By Mambee
There are stories that deserve to transcend the borders of one country and be told around the world. The following story is exactly the case. An Italian man adopted a child with Down syndrome, who had been rejected by 20 families.
Alba is a beautiful girl who was put up for adoption at the time she was born because she had Down syndrome. Unfortunately, many mothers refuse to accept babies with special needs.
Before being adopted by her current father, Alba had been rejected by no less than 20 families.
However, the girl's life changed with the appearance of Luca Trapanese – a single father who knew how to love her from the first moment he met her. In an interview Luca said:
I’m proud to be her father. She was never my second option. I loved her.
You may remember another case of boundless love, in which a 23-year-old woman adopted 13 children from Uganda.
The adoption process wasn’t easy
Like any other adoption, this one was very difficult to finalize. Adoption agents prefer traditional families over those that don’t conform to these characteristics.
Luca Trapanese is a homosexual man who became single after his 11-year-long relationship ended. He and his former partner used to work together in an institution that cares for children with special needs.
Fortunately, after a long wait and many warnings from the agents about what it meant to have a child with Down syndrome, Luca received the good news he wanted so much.
In his interview, Mr. Trapanese told that he could not contain his happiness.
When I held her in my arms, I was filled with joy. I felt she was my daughter right away. I knew that I was ready to be her father.
– said the man.
Down syndrome is not a problem anymore
According to the National Down Syndrome Congress, 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born annually in the USA.
Although it is true that it used to be a great challenge for parents due to numerous health problems associated with this disability, now medicine has advanced to improve different aspects of life and life expectancy of people with this condition.
In addition, a study published by the American Journal of Medical Genetics found that families who live with people with Down syndrome have very high happiness rates. So the condition itself doesn’t represent a serious obstacle anymore.
In short, Luca’s story of adopting a girl with Down syndrome may be one more step toward society accepting people with this condition.