Kidnapped at birth, Kamiyah Mobley returns to captor’s home

Kidnapped at birth, Kamiyah Mobley returns to captor's home
Kamiyah Mobley and Gloria Wililams (Alexis Manigo Facebook)

Shanara Mobley and Craig Awere were teens when their daughter Kamiyah Mobley was born. Only a couple of hours after her birth, Kamiyah was kidnapped from the Florida hospital where she was born.

Kidnapper Gloria Williams was able to avoid suspicion because she was pregnant just a month before she snatched Kamiyah from Mobley’s arms. What people didn’t know was she had suffered a secret miscarriage a month prior. Mobley drove home to South Carolina where she passed baby Kamiyah off as her own.

Kamiyah Mobley, now 19 years old, has spoken out for the first time since her captor was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday. Mobley, who grew up believing that Williams was her mother, didn’t learn until three years ago that this was not the case.
The teen admits to calling her captor, “mom” even after Williams was arrested. Mobley is still residing in the South Carolina home where Williams raised her.

According to ABC News, Kamiyah says, “We actually talked today. I still do call her ‘Mom.'”

Mobley’s biological parents never stopped looking for their daughter and they have spent some time with her since the arrest. They even had a troubling appearance on Iyanla Vanzant’s “Fix My Life,” where Kamiyah displayed her rage and inner torment on national television and unleashed vengeance on the show’s host.

She shared, “I like it. It’s new people who act just like you, they look just like you. It’s almost just like extended family. You know, that’s really what it feels like.”

Although the teen felt the 18-year sentence was fair, she admits that she’s looking forward to her “mom’s” release.

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