- In a television show, Judy Ann Santos opened up about her eldest daughter Yohan’s building curiosity about her biological parents
- The actress admitted that she has been preparing herself
- She vowed to never deny her daughter the chance to meet her biological parents
“So you know my mom? Are you friends with my dad?”
These were the questions that made actress and mother of three Judy Ann Santos realized that she has to prepare herself for that day when her eldest child, Yohan, finally wants to meet her biological parents.
In an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda”, the prime actress admitted that she has been preparing herself for that moment. And when that time comes, she said, she will not deny her 15-year-old daughter’s right to meet her biological parents.
Santos said she realized from the day Yohan suddenly brought up the subject that the inevitable encounter will eventually happen.
“Kasi napapansin ko, out of the blue, nagmamaneho ako, bigla na lang ‘yan magtatanong ‘do you know where they liv
e?’” Santos told Abunda.
During that moment, Santos told Yohan: If at some point, you want to meet them, you want to talk to them. If you feel that there are questions already in your h
eart that are piling up and feeling mo sila lang ang makakasagot. We can look for them because that’s your right.
“Hindi ko naman siya pinagdadamot pero from that time she asked me that question, I was preparing myself every day ‘Lord dumating man yung time na maging seryoso na ‘tong batang ‘to, i-prepare mo kami kasi hindi ko siya ipagkakait,” she went on.
The multi-awarded actress said she would constantly remind her daughter that she was the reason behind her and husband Ryan Agoncillo’s decision to start a family and being an adopted child is a “beautiful thing because it means that someone wanted you.”
“We made her realize that ‘Ryan and me started a family because of you.’ Basically, ikaw yung nitsa ng kandila ng pamilya natin. You started this family,” Santos said.