Judy Ann Santos Explains Adoption To Daughter YohanLike any mother, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo also needs to discipline her children, Yohan and Lucho. The actress said she and husband Ryan Agoncillo discipline them in the same way.
Yohan is 9 years old while Lucho is 3 years old only.
Juday said they are especially careful when it comes to Yohan seeing how they discipline Lucho, too, because of her situation. Yohan was adopted by Juday even before she got married to Ryan.
"E, kasi, baka she might think na it’s because of her situation kaya siya lang yung hinihigpitan."
They always explain to her that they have to discipline her for her own sake. They tell her that when the time comes that Lucho is older, they will also discipline him by spanking him or grounding him.
It's the extra mile they have to take for Yohan, Juday said, adding that she always tell them they're like that to her because she's adopted. It's the word that she's finding the hardest to accept.
She always tells Yohan that it doesn't matter where she came from, but what's important is that they are together and they are meant to be together.
When she was 26 years old, she wanted to have a baby already whether without a father or not. She thought to have artificial insemination because she hadn't met anyone that time.
Then, Yohan came, so Juday believes they are really meant to be together. They even look alike, she added.
Recently, Yohan had a field trip in an orphanage. She was waiting for Yohan to tell her about it. She suddenly said she wants to have her birthday there.
Juday asked Yohan if she felt nice knowing that eventually, these kids will also find their own families. The word adopted only means that someone wants her.
Orphans are together because they don't have families yet, Juday told Yohan. Of course, there are times that Yohan gets bullied in school, so her understanding of the word "adopted" will change.
What Juday tells Yohan is to tell her classmates that it doesn't matter if she's adopted because she is wanted, and she came from the actress' heart.