Joke Silva as an Adopted Child
The Star Actress disclosed she was adopted by late E.A Silva, a Lawyer and his wife late Mrs Abimbola during the 1st annual conference of Heritage Adoption Support and Advocacy Group, at the Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.
Speaking at the occasion which had the wife of the Vice President Dolapo Osibanjo in attendance, Joke Silva gave her experience as an adopted child:
“Living in a foster home of the Red Cross in Yaba Lagos, everybody would be calling me whenever my adopted mother (Dr Silva) came with cakes and a lot of things during her visit. I went to YWCA nursery which was not too far from the Silva’s home in Yaba. I also had memories of moving in with them when they moved to Glover Road in Ikoyi” – Joke Silva
Joke Silva continued:
“I remember going out with my cousin and we met a big cousin. She introduced me as my cousin’s daughter and this is Dr Silva’s daughter. Then the older cousin was like ‘Dr Silva ke! Se Doctor Silva bimo ni! Meaning does Dr Silva have a child?
I was so confused and when i got home, i told my mom i met this lady that said you never had a child. My mom froze and said don’t mind them, they are used to talking rubbish talk.
But i got to know years later when i wanted to travel and was looking for my passport where my mom kept it. Since she was not around, i opened the box in her absence and i saw my adoption papers. I never discussed it with my mom because i felt it was something that would hurt her, that was why she kept it from me….” – Joke Silva
Many would have never knew mummy Joke Silva was adopted if she didn’t disclose it. What words do you have for her?
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