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After undergoing years of abuse and neglect at the hands of her father, a young woman has been accused of kidnapping a newborn baby in St. Louis, Missouri. A social media campaign accused the reportedly 17-year-old Kamiyah Mobley of abducting a two-week-old infant and stealing her identity in April.
In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams (Niecy Nash), reeling from a recent miscarriage, drove from her home in South Carolina and walked into a Jacksonville, Florida hospital posing as a nurse and took newborn Kamiyah Mobley (Rayven Ferrell) out of her mother Shanara Mobley’s (Ta’Rhonda Jones) arms. By the time police were alerted, Gloria was long gone. Renaming the baby Alexis, Gloria raised her as her own, providing her with unconditional love and nurturing. It wasn’t until years later, when Alexis applied for her first job and couldn’t provide a social security card or a birth certificate, that she realized something was wrong. As questions mounted, Gloria was forced to tell Alexis the truth, that she was really Kamiyah Mobley and abducted as a baby. Despite discovering the mother she knew was really her kidnapper, Alexis kept the secret as long as she could, until an anonymous tip soon led to Gloria’s arrest and their world came tumbling down.
Wow this is a very sad story! It's horrible what that woman did. It doesn't matter that she gave the child a good life and gave her lots of love, she still stole her from her birth family. Period. I can understand how the daughter felt though. The kidnapper was her mom since she was 8 hours old. She never abused her and that's the only mom she's ever known. Finding out her mom stole her does not erase the 16 years they spent together as mother and daughter. She will always see that woman as her mother. It's like a person raising their child then finding out at 16 that the child was switched at birth and is not their biological child. You don't suddenly stop loving the child, you still see that as your child. So with this girl she still sees that woman as her mom. The birth mother should have been more understanding of that. Even though she was hurt and hated the kidnapper, she just drove the girl away before they could even begin a relationship as mother and daughter by wanting her to hate her mother/kidnapper who raised her. That's NOT the way to gain the girl's trust and love. She started out talking about and putting down and hating the person that girl loved and still saw as her real mother. Then expecting her to suddenly hate her mom and love her without even knowing her was too much for the kid. The biological mom knew about Kimaya all her life, but Kimaya went through life not knowing about the situation till she was 16. So she needed more time to process it all. The biological mom should have understood that. The biological mom was right to feel angry but wrong in how she handled it and that only hurt her relationship with her daughter. Then telling the girl she's going to have to choose one of them. That's totally wrong. It's not the girl's fault she was kidnapped. That's emotionally(not legally or morally) like telling an adopted person they have to choose between birth parents or biological parents. The child will always side with the one who raised them. 16 years of bonding she has with her kidnapper is impossible to compete with. The biological mother set herself up for failure. The kidnapper was in prison so she was being made to pay for what she did so the biological mom already won. But forbidding the girl to talk to her kidnapper/mom and saying she will get a restraining order against the kidnapper was totally the wrong move. The girl is 16 not 6yrs old. The biological mother has every right to be angry and the kidnapper got what she deserved. If I was the judge the kidnapper would have gotten life in prison instead of 22 years. It's just that in the interest of building a relationship with her daughter, the bio mom should have been more understanding of her daughter's feelings instead of focusing on how angry she was at being wronged. Getting mad at the daughter for loving the only woman she knew as mom was NOT the way to go. (Source: www.amazon.com)