Abducted Teen Meets Her Biological Parents For The First Time In 18 Years As Teen Defends Her Kidnapper ‘Mom’!

An 18-year-old girl who was abducted from a Florida hospital as a baby has finally reunited with her biological parents. 

Kamiyah Mobley has spent her entire life living as Alexis Manigo and had no idea her real parents were Shanara Mobley and Craig Aiken. Kamiyah was raised by another woman Gloria Williams, 51, who was arrested Friday after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip that it passed along to authorities. The parents posed for their first ever family photo, with their long-lost daughter capturing the selfie. Photo: Facebook

After spending nearly an hour with his daughter, Craig Aiken, 41, said of seeing his baby girl for the very first time: “It was the best day of my life. It was a beautiful, beautiful day. We are so happy. I hope the world is rejoicing with us.” The emotional meeting took place behind closed doors at a police station in Walterboro, South Carolina, Aiken’s wife Shannon said the couple chose not to discuss their daughter’s kidnapping and focused on reconnecting. Photo: Facebook

‘”We laughed, we chatted, we didn’t allow any negative thoughts. We didn’t talk about the kidnapping,” he told “The Daily Mail.” “It’s going to be hard for her to turn this into a positive. She’s got very mixed emotions about the woman who raised her. “But we are going to be there for her, this is just the start of a wonderful future.”  Photo: The Daily Mail

Kamiyah Mobley’s abduction made national headlines when she was stolen from her mother Shanara Mobley’s arms at the University Medical Center in Jacksonville in July 1998. Authorities have revealed that it wasn’t until a few months ago that Kamiyah had a feeling that she may have been kidnapped. Photo: New York Daily News

But despite the tragic circumstances surrounding her upbringing, Kamiyah burst into tears as her abductor Gloria Williams was extradited to Jacksonville, where she will face kidnapping charges. “I love you, mom,” Kamiyah called out to Williams as the two were separated by a mesh screen in the Colleton County Jail in Walterboro, South Carolina. Photo: Facebook

Williams blew Kamiyah a kiss as the teenager cried out “Momma” and told her abductor she was “praying” for her. Just hours after police revealed that Kamiyah Mobley had been found, the teen took to Facebook to defend her abductor: “My mother raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted,” she wrote. “My mother is no felon.” Photo: News4Jax

The reason why Williams kidnapped Kamiyah 18-years-ago ago is because she suffered a miscarriage. Motivated by grief, she drove the three hours from South Carolina to Florida and stole a baby — Kamiyah. It’s believed she then passed off the baby girl as her own daughter to family and friends. No one ever suspected a thing. Photo: News4Jax

Jacksonville police said the Kamiyah found out on Friday morning that the woman who raised her in Walterboro her whole life was not her real mother. Within hours Kamiyah was able to reconnect over Facetime with her biological parents, who both cried tears of joy after a detective told them their baby had been found. Photo: Facebook

Meanwhile Williams, who also has two biological children who grew up with Kamiyah, will be extradited back to Florida as soon as possible and is being held without bond, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.  She could face up to life in prison if convicted. Photo: News4Jax