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Arunan Arulampalam tickles his son Dayanand in their kitchen. Three of his other children are in the room and his wife, Liza, is in the background.

Arunan Arulampalam jokes around with his son, Dayanand, 8, in the morning as his family gets ready for the day. The couple adopted three of their five children. His kids each have a Tamil name and call him “appa,” the Tamil word for “father.” Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror