Scion, was born at Doctors’ Center Hospital in
Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. His biological mother is Antonia Beníquez Seguí. He was adopted by his maternal uncle and aunt, Félix Beníquez Quiñones and Ada Méndez Castro. This led the multifaceted singer-songwriter to live a very difficult childhood, full of deprivation, lies and psychological abuse that any other child would have caused a negative change in his life and career. However, the light and strength that Scion harbors within him, prevented his life from being one full of bitterness, but on the contrary, full of great achievements.
The life that Scion had to live in his childhood and adolescence was so difficult, that the biological mother of Samuel Beníquez a / k / a Scion , Antonia Beníquez, was forced to live in the home of the Beníquez-Méndez family looking after her son, as if she were his nanny. Scion grew up believing this farce and indoctrinated into the Mita Congregation religion, which originated in Puerto Rico and is already established in various parts of the world. This, because the highest religious leader of the Mita Congregation was the one who had impregnated Antonia, Scion’s mother, and he did not want the parishioners of his church to know the truth so as not to lose his leadership.
Scion has studied music since age six and excels on instruments such as the clarinet, flute, and saxophone. He was a member of Mita Congregation’s wind band until 1995 and received a scholarship to study music at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus.
About thirty years later, on May 13, 2003, Scion and his mother, Beníquez Seguí, filed a motion before the Court of First Instance to nullify the adoption. They largely argued that Beníquez Seguí was coerced and intimidated by the Beníquez–Méndez couple to consent to the adoption of her son. Consequently, they alleged that her consent was unlawful, which rendered the resolution issued February 21, 1973, null and void. Unlawful consent deprives the Court of jurisdiction, making the resolution issued nonexistent.
The petitioners also argued that Scion was raised by his mother from birth and even moved with her at the age of six to live at a residence other than that of his aunt and uncle.
The legal case spent nearly 10 years in court and even reached the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, concluding in a resolution by the Supreme Court ordering that the proceedings of the case be continued and that Teófilo Vargas Seín, better known as Aarón, forcibly recognize the filiation, thus granting Samuel Beníquez Méndez the right to know his true paternal filiation.
As such, Aarón was officially summoned to appear at the Histocompatibility Institute of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico on March 11, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. to take a DNA test together with Samuel Beníquez Méndez and Antonia Beníquez Seguí.
The parties, including Samuel Beníquez Méndez, his vilified mother, Antonia Beníquez Seguí, and the lawyer who had brought the paternity suit for 10 years, Nicolás Nogueras, were summoned to the Court of San Juan to hear the reading of the DNA test on March 25, 2013, by Judge Arlene Sellés Guerrini.
The laboratory results reflected a 99.99% probability that Aarón is Samuel Beníquez Méndez’s biological father.
After this, Scion, for his peace and tranquility, decided to forgive his adoptive parents, because he understood that they were, like him, victims of religious pressure and by his biological father who only longed to stay in power and religious leadership.