Kamiyah Mobley who is now 18 years old was reunited with her biological parents over the weekend following an investigation that put her adopted mother behind bars. Apparently, 51-year-old Gloria Williams abducted an eight-hour old Mobley from a Florida hospital, giving no time for the real parents to take a picture of the child. Since then, she raised the baby as her own while Mobley’s parents kept searching for the child using a baby sketch and even offered a $250,000 reward.
Charged with kidnapping, Williams remains behind bars as Mobley starts a new chapter of her life with her biological parents. It remains to be seen whether the family could forgive the accused for what she did. It may also take time for Mobley to process everything given the love she has for Williams who she never thought is not her real mom.
Meanwhile, this is not the only incident of baby kidnapping recorded in the United States. Carlina White is also victim of newborn abduction in a New York hospital. Similar to Mobley, she was reunited with her real parents too. Her story was even developed into a film called “Abducted: The Carlina White Story.”
Fortunately, a new technology that makes use of an electronic tagging system has been proposed to protect newborns from kidnappers. According to David Neal of Arcadia Methodist Hospital in California, an electronic bracelet wrapped around the baby’s ankle could safely monitor the activities of the baby. It will initiate an alarm when someone tries to pull or cut the anklet. Also when someone tries to leave with the child.
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