Difficult trials were destined for the little girl named Alba from birth.
As soon as the young mother saw her little newborn, she had no doubt that she did not need such a kid.
She had Down syndrome and was an orphan.
Later, she had at least twenty potential parents, but, in the end, none of them decided to tie life to a little “special”.
But two years ago, Alba nevertheless acquired an atypical family.
Luca Trapanese, 40, has neither parents nor children.
In Italy, the adoption of children by single-parent families is a complex process.
But social services complied with Luca’s wish, and he brought the 13-day-old girl home.
He may have been helped by his many years of experience in a special care facility.
This work taught him patience, empathy and the ability to communicate with sick people.
He went through many instances and interviews to have the right to become a dad for Alba.
And for two years the girl has been growing up in a happy family environment.
Luca raises him alone, but hopes to meet someone who will want to share with him the joy of fatherhood.
In the evening, he enjoys the company of his cheerful daughter, who likes to play and dance, and both of them feel happy.