'I Still Do Call Her Mom:' Kamiyah Mobley, Snatched At Birth By A Nurse 18 Years Ago, Still 'Loves' Her Kidnapper
Although reunited with her birth parents, Mobley visits her 'mom' in prison weekly.
June 12, 2018 at 2:16 am
Imagine being kidnapped at birth, discovering you were abducted years later and had to choose between your birth parents and your kidnapper.
In July 1998, Gloria Williams disguised herself as a nurse in a Florida hospital, kidnapped newborn Kamiyah Mobley and fled to South Carolina to raise her into the young woman she is today.
Authorities arrested Williams two years ago, and on June 9 she was sentenced to 18 years in prison for every year separating Mobley from her birth family.
Mobley, raised by Williams as Alexis Manigo in Walterboro, South Carolina, recently told Good Morning America (GMA) she speaks to Williams several times a week and cannot wait until the day she is released.
"I still do call her mom," she told the morning show.
Since Williams' arrest in 2017, 19-year-old Mobley has learned her identity and reconnected with her biological parents, Shanara Mobley and Craig Aiken. She is still in the process of getting to know her family and even goes by two different names. She told GMA her South Carolina family still addresses her as Alexis whereas her biological family in Florida calls her by her birth name Kamiyah.
The situation has left Mobley torn between the two families. Mobley still lives in Williams' South Carolina home and realizes some folks may find her love for the woman who kidnapped her strange. As for those skeptics, Mobley told Good Morning America, "They'll be fine."
Hear what else she has to say about Williams here.