Shanara Mobley Kamiya Mobley Craig Aiken

Viewers of the recent “Iyanla Fix My Life” episode featuring Kamiyah Mobley were shocked to see the 20-year-old screaming profanity and threatening Vanzant during a tense therapy session.



Mobley was kidnapped from a hospital in Jacksonville on July 20, 1998 by Gloria Williams, who is now serving 18 years in prison. Williams took the newborn back to her home in South Carolina, where she raised Kamiyah as Alexis Manigo for the next 18 years.

In the episode of “Iyanla Fix My Life,” Kamiyah tells Vanzant that her mother, Shanara Mobley, backed out of her scheduled appearance at the last minute.

She indicated that her mother was upset with her for calling Williams “mom” and for posting photos of Williams on her Instagram.com page.

“We actually talked today. I still do call her Mom,” Kamiyah said in a recent interview with ABC News of her weekly contact with Williams.

In an interview with the Daily Mail UK, Shanara said she blocked her daughter’s phone number after she gave her an ultimatum — me or Williams — and Kamiyah chose Williams.

“It’s like a tug of war between us. Whenever I feel like I’m winning her back, boom the other side pulls me down,” Shanara said as she fought back tears. “Nobody acknowledges my pain. I feel like I’m being robbed all over again every time she [Gloria Williams] reaches out to my daughter.”

Shanara was only 15 when she fell pregnant with Kamiyah. She was 16 when she gave birth nine months later. Kamiyah’s father, Craig Aiken, was incarcerated on statutory rape charges when his daughter was born.

Shanara explained the moment she last saw her newborn daughter 8 hours after she gave birth. She was still groggy from the epidural when a “nurse” wearing blue surgical scrubs and gloves walked into the hospital room.

“She seemed to be really nice and so kind but she was evil at the same time. She was a devil dressed up in sheep’s clothing. I let her hold the baby and now that I look back on that day, she looked at the baby as if she was perfect. She looked at her like, yeah, this is the one,” Shanara said.

Shanara explained the deep depression she suffered for 18 years coupled with the emotional trauma of knowing the detectives — and everyone else — assumed she sold her baby to the kidnapper.

Shanara settled with the hospital for $1.8 million. Kamiyah’s father unsuccessfully sued the hospital after he was released form prison.

By the time Shanara reunited with Kamiyah 18 years later, she had given birth to 5 more children.

Shanara assumed her daughter would merge seamlessly into her new family.

“When we first met we were inseparable. We talked every day. I felt she would just come on into our lives. I didn’t know the kidnapper had such a hold on her. I can that it’s my child but I can also see traits from the kidnapper in her.”

After discovering the settlement money had been spent, Kamiyah went back to Williams’ home in South Carolina.

Mother and daughter saw each other again at Williams’ trial last month, where Shanara’s frustration got the best of her.

“I am your mother, Kamiyah!” she shouted at her daughter across the courtroom.

Shanara said her arguments with Kamiyah escalated and she was tired of being disrespected by her.

“She’s blocked now because I don’t want to argue with her. I’m tired of being hurt. I’m not saying there’s not a time that we can get closer but I really should not have to compete with that woman.”

Even though Williams is incarcerated for her crimes, Shanara says she can not forgive her daughter’s kidnapper.

“I pray to God He changes my heart towards you but I hate you and that hate is very, very, very strong. Help me to forgive you. Just let my baby go. Please let my baby go. If you feel any sympathy for me let her go please. I’m not saying that as a bitter, angry woman. I’m saying it as a mother was robbed 20 years ago—and still counting.”

Watch the full episode of “Iyanla Fix My Life” below.

 



  • jazmine

    I understand both sides. Unfortunately right now its probably best if they give each other space.

  • Rachel

    This whole situation is tragic. Gloria truly destroyed this both of these women lives. However the whole world don’t need to know you have blocked this child. That is not going to help their relationship. They need counseling together. Real counseling not from some 45 minute tv show.

  • hi-liter

    I wish Kamiyah’s biological could just play her “role” and understand this child cannot help the way she feels about her kidnapper. Gloria Williams seems like a good lady at heart, but I wonder if she just let Kamiyah just do whatever she wanted because the way she acted on Vanzant’s show was crazy.

    The one thing I don’t like about this young woman is her voice. It makes me want to pull my sisterlocks out of my head!

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, I know the biological’s feelings are hurt about how Kamiya feels about her kidnapper, but the Bio seems petty with the things she does. She was dead wrong for contacting Vanzant’s show and not showing up with she got pissed at Kamiyah.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Dam…….I have so much sympathy for both mothers…….Y? Because if you never lost a baby that was born Alive yet died later then you may see this as a one sided case……Speaking as a mom who lost her first baby- When my child died hours after birth it is/was the most excruciating pain I have ever felt (til this day- 20 years and 2 kids later)…….The grief can get so bad (mine did) that all you want to do is ease the pain…..(I never wanted anyone else’s baby but MINE)……Speaking as a Bio Mom……The fact she had to live and go on with life without her baby is DEAD WRONG and the pain she felt having her baby taken cant be explained….TBT, I wish this was my story…..I would do ANYTHING to have mines here with my family…..Please pray for both women, I AM…….

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    A part of me believes that Kamiyah is enjoying the fact that she is the center of attention of this tug of war.

    Unfortunately for everyone else involved drama has been the only constant in Kamiyah’s life so they will have to be patient with her.

  • YaYa

    Everyone involved needs extensive professional counseling

  • Blaque Mahogany

    People don’t understand psychology. Even though she was kidnapped, the woman raised and cared for her. Those memories are not going to be deleted from mind.

    Her mother needs to grow up and get counseling.

  • Phillybruh

    Its like this young lady has no idea who she is, Because who she thought she was, was shattered when she learned she was kidnapped.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I feel the original mom all the way… But forgiveness is never for the idiot that dealt the harm… It’s for you to release as for her child if she is seeing the same display of toxic mess through her daughter … Block her. .. Sounds harsh but Chile… For your own sanity fawk it soul … Leave that toxic girl alone… Let it go… This type of energy spreads to others.. Not good…

  • Strip Club Veteran

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, Gloria gave her the best possible life she could. One that was totally better than the one she would have had with her bio mother and family. It’s unfortunate the situation is what it is but be assured her family would not have raised her as well as Gloria.

  • SpiceGirl

    how do you know that??? (im just asking) do you know them personally?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Stealing someone’s child voids all of that.. . Now look at the damage .. Is folks insane … This created a web of mess

  • 100milesperhour

    Gloria caused all of this, but the mother blames Kamiya. I can’t blame her for feeling slighted & forgotten, but she can’t see how Kamiya was a victim too. As nasty & disrespectful as Kamiya is, she’s acting out what she saw the baby thief do. Pretending to be something she’s not.

    On Iyanla, Kamiya walked in barely speaking above a whisper, so meek. W/i minutes, she let out her whole hoodrat. Dad lets her walk over him & gives her w/e she wants, so he’s good w/her. Mom said she left after finding out the settlement $ was spent. Sounds about right. The thief has been convicted of larcenies & instilled a materialistic, greedy spirit in Kamiya.

  • Phillybruh

    I half agree with that, when I read the mother went on too have 5 more kids and went through her settlement and even went through what was set aside for the child.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don’t have sympathy for both mothers, only the birth mother.
    To me, Gloria Williams is simply a kidnapper, a criminal who doesn’t deserve any sympathy after stealing that baby and causing so much damage to multiple other people’s lives.

  • AG

    Thank you. The mom wants everyone to acknowledge her hurt, but it’s as if she doesn’t understand what her daughter is going through.

  • Phillybruh

    The mother also spent the settlement that was set aside for Kamiya. That should have been untouchable.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I can see why the mother sued and got her settlement, and she’s entitled to that… But Kamiyah should be able to sue the hospital too, for her own damages. I’m surprised she hasn’t done that yet. The hospital is getting off easy.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    I live in the city where this took place. Trust me, I’m not just speaking out of my ass. This is well known info in Jacksonville.

  • my view

    How do you know how the bio mom would have raised her? Do you know the family?

  • cherrypie

    How do you know her life is better than what her biological mother and father could have given her??? That woman came into that hospital and STOLE that woman’s baby hours after giving birth. I really feel for the bio mother. She never asked for any of this and I know it hurts her deeply to still have her daughter stay in contact with the kidnapper but that really is the only mother she has ever known. It’ll just take time to adjust. Something you cannot rush.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Yes I agree but her life turned out a shit ton better than it would have. Now she has to work through these issues to see the true benefit. It would’ve been much worse had she not been taken.

  • jazmine

    That doesnt matter at all.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This is hard. Kamiyah should not have to choose who she wants to correspond with. Her bio mom went on to have more kids, spent all the settlement money and probably would have just been another one of those moms who uses the oldest to babysit the rest. Her “bio” mom needs to grow tf up… yeah she may have come from you but to give her the option to choose is stupid. Her life will never be the same…everything she knows is upside down and will tarnish her from this point on…stuff like this takes time. Kamiyah should not be rushed….

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So if a rich woman steals a poor woman’s baby, does that make it OK, just because she can give the child a more financially comfortable life? Money isn’t everything.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    It’s a known secret here in Jacksonville. That family is ratchet af. I’m not just speaking to speak. These are facts.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn’t know the kidnapper had such a hold on her.
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    Of course she does — this has been the only mother she’s ever known. I feel so sorry for this family….

  • MissHarlem

    I will NEVER side with a mom that stole a damn baby and got the nerve to act like its business as usual. Nope foh

  • 100milesperhour

    If mom handed her some cash, I guess they’d be good & Kamiya would be however mom needed her to be. The mother lacks emotional intelligence though. Ultimatums don’t work. You can’t recover those years, & you’ll have to respect that she loves Gloria even if it kills you IF you want a relationship.

  • Trace da Ace

    this is a sad sad situation…this child does not even know the damage she has been through….all of this trauma and this girl does not even know what this woman has done to her. and the disrespect she showed Iyana….yeah..she would have been jerked up real quick! I don’t care what was said…you should be raised to respect your elders and to act like a lady…period. So apparently this kidnapper did not raise this girl to have any respect or manners…..this is a lose situation for all involved for real…..

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Gloria wasn’t rich by all means. That wasn’t the point I was making. Never even brought up money.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I understand you but as I stated in my response…..If you have never lost your baby immediately after birth then you may not understand what SEVERE grief will/can do to the human psyche and birth mother. It’s more than a notion……I pray you NEVER experience the loss of your child…..Oops, I just looked at your tag name and your a man so you more than likely wouldn’t understand……no worries….

  • Strip Club Veteran

    So you say.

  • MJ

    I thought Iyanla was so out of line to tell this child right off the bat “you have one mother” that was bordering on abusive..if not straight out abuse IMO. That’s a realization that has to be processed over time. All for tv..Foul and just wrong

  • Strip Club Veteran

    I do.

  • Dowoop

    I only feel bad for the daughter. Both her mothers deserve a slap in the head. One for stealing her and the other for trying to make her choose.

  • SpillyNillie

    This has to be hard for everyone involved. I can’t really comment because I cant pretend to think that I understand because I don’t. I hope everyone can come to peace with the situation in the near future.

  • my view

    oh oik

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true.. Kamiyah can’t be rushed but neither can her bio mom. It’s not fair to say the bio mom needs to grow up. She had her daughter stolen from her and for eighteen years wondered where she was, if she was treated well or if she was still living. Her hatred for the thief is real. I do agree that she can’t demand that her daughter choose. The both need intensive counseling. I bet the girl never stops corresponding with the person that raised her…

  • Dowoop

    With a mother that will block her, I doubt that realization will ever come. This is a traumatized girl that needs time, not to be blocked whenever they argue.

  • Victorious82

    That child has a very reckless mouth and you can tell she was not raised to respect herself or others. I can see what bio mom is saying about her abusive and disrespectful attitude.

  • DETROITTOATL

    This is so sad. There needs to be some behind the doors counseling. Everything should not be put on public display. It seems her biological mother is very hurt behind all of this. On the other hand the kidnapper is the only woman the child has known for 18 years. And it is probably hard for Kamiyah to just stop speaking to this woman.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yeah… I get that the bio mom is beyond angry and wants to punish the thief by making sure that she no longer has access to Kamiyah but it’s not that easy. The mother and daughter need intensive counseling if they are ever going to heal…

  • Dowoop

    And she was 16 with baby daddy in prison.

  • DETROITTOATL

    That is exactly what I was saying. This has to be a very tough decision for the young lady. I can’t imagine how she feels nor the biological Mom. I have not one ounce of sympathy for the Kidnapper. This is all her fault for the most part.

  • jazmine

    Just because you can give a kid a “better life” doesn’t mean you can steal it. Not a matter of opinion, that’s why she’s in jail

  • Quitedeliteful

    It really is all her fault and without professional help I don’t see this family pulling through and becoming loving towards each other…

  • SpiceGirl

    ok hun…I was just asking is all……

  • MJ

    100% agree. Bio mom was for sure just as much a victim as her daughter but she has to find the understanding in her spirit that the daughter CAN’T unattach from the only mom she knew overnight. It will take YEARS. Bio mom has to try to understand this. Her blocking her daughter will do nothing to help her daughter see her as the safe place..

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Very rough situation for this baby to be in. Best wishes on healing for them.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    I never once said it was right. Stop reading more into what I posted. Of course morally it was wrong. Wtf kind of person would I be to agree it wasn’t. I was simply saying she had a better life with being taken than had she not at the very least.

  • Quitedeliteful

    But untouchable for how long? She probably thought the baby was dead or something… I would have probably spent the money too…

  • Dowoop

    Bio mom has had much more time to try and work thru this while its still relatively new for the daughter. The need individual counseling for themselves them group counseling together.

  • SummerBaby

    This is sad! I wish them the best of luck. I don’t think going on Iyanla was the best move tho. ?????

  • Ni Ni

    I didn’t know the mother was only 15. She was taken advantage of by the grown father (how old was he anyway?) and Gloria. Some folks just have bad luck in life and there’s no explanation for it. My heart goes out to her. Cutting her daughter off for right now is for the best. She needs a break and the daughter needs her space. At least now she knows that she is alive and well.

  • Boomshackalacka

    You are bugging. What happened to the mother played a role in her life as well. For all you know she continued having kids trying to fill a void. Kamiyah’s life is in shambles and the way she is was instilled way before she knew she was kidnapped. She was rude and she probably got away with a lot because her kidnapper knew she wasn’t rightfully hers.

  • MJ

    Exactly..

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don’t see what me being a man has to do with it. I have a lot of sympathy for the birth mother, but not for the woman who stole her child. I do understand that Gloria Williams had a miscarriage herself about a week before he abduction, but lots of women have miscarriages and wouldn’t dream of stealing another woman’s baby, so…
    Anyway, we can agree to disagree on this. Sorry for your loss, btw… and good day to you.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    We are all entitled to our opinions.

  • Boomshackalacka

    Exactly. She may have given birth to her, but that is no longer her child. She was reared in the image of the kidnapper.

  • fRAktal Reality

    Black Americans can definitely relate to this type of trauma.

  • Ni Ni

    I read about her attitude on other blogs so i refused to watch the show. I would think she would be humble. Apparently, whatever spirit that Gloria has got a hold on the young lady as well….sad.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. It’s not like she should be expected to put that money in a trust fund forever for a child who, for all she knew, might never come back.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. You cant spend years of your life chasing after somebody who just isn’t feeling you. As tough as it is, sometimes you just have to keep the lines of communication open, give people space, and hope they come around someday.

  • Allihave2say

    “Shanara explained the moment she last saw her newborn daughter 8 hours after she gave birth. She was still groggy from the epidural when a “nurse” wearing blue surgical scrubs and gloves walked into the hospital room.”

    Epidural effects usually expired 1-2 hours after the drip is stopped. They stop the drip when the mother starts to push. How was she still groggy 8 hours later?

  • Ni Ni

    Exactly!

  • MJ

    Im a woman..have had two miscarriages and I completely agree with him..she was willing to steal someone’s child, subjecting that woman to pure torture. She had no idea what was being done to her baby for YEARS..only to soothe her own pain of losing her own baby. What she did was barbaric, flat out. No understanding could I ever have of that act. Why does she deserve anything but to be treated like the criminal she is?

  • Allihave2say

    Iyanla is nothing more than a charlatan selling snake oil treatments.

  • kupkake

    So many woman can’t put thier pride to the side and accept the situation for what it is. That is all she knew.I go thru the same issues with my own. But God bless me with other mothers and fathers. They both together need counseling.

  • TheOwley

    There should be two plaintiffs in a hospital child kidnapping case. One is the mother / parents of the child and the second is the child. That settlement should be put in an income earning trust and released to the child after 21 to 25 years with stipulation that it cannot be used for the defense of the kidnappers. In any event, the parents aren’t the only victims here. That young lady had her life stolen.

    They all need psychological help, specially on the possibility family unification may not ever happen. The parents will have to accept their child is safe and happy even without them in the picture. But I think in time she will come around. They need to give her space.

  • sunni_daze

    Sadly, the bio mother is NOT her mother. The woman in jail is the only mother she knows, the only mother to feed, bathe, clothe and take care of her. The bio mother sounds a fuckin stupid to block her daughter, this stupid broad is adding insult to her own injuries. You can’t miss what you never had and I doubt that Kamayia will miss the bio. Lets not forget the bio left her high and dry on Iyanla.

  • Patricia

    i agree and side with everything her mother has said. i cannot stand thieves.

  • Phillybruh

    Til the 30th birthday. If I in my heart of hearts believed my child was still alive I don’t think I could touch the money.

  • Thingamajig

    Kamiyah’s not ready. I understand where her biological mother is coming from. You WILL NOT continue to call the woman who kidnapped you mom.

  • Ni Ni

    So true and that sentiment goes for any estranged family members. A person may not have been in your life in the beginning, but through maturity wants to develop a relationship. The other person may not be willing to accept you. I say let them go…at least you tried.

  • Patricia

    the mothers sleep a lot after the ordeal and take many pain killers. shes likely referring to that. i would wake up just to use the restroom, talk for a while, eat, or have some nurse taking vitals and temp, see the baby for a while, and then rest again. thats what i remember about my hospital stays

  • Ni Ni

    She had five other kids to raise. I didn’t see anything about a husband. When the kids hungry & need clothes, that’s the time to use any type of income that you have available.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Loss is a loss. I have had 1 baby death plus 2 miscarriages and 2 healthy live kids so I have had my share of suffering too. But in my opinion (no disrespect) miscarriages and burying your first born baby is 2 different things…….Again, if you have NEVER SEVERLY GRIEVED the loss of a bio child then you really cant speak from that position because your thought process is limited to one aspect of a situation like this. Im not excusing the babynapper, but I understand the desire to ease that pain because it can literally take over your LIFE……

  • GrapeCrush

    You sound like you’re applauding the kidnapper! Why are you speaking so ill of the bio mother?? She didn’t ask for any of this chit and just coping the best way she can. She doesn’t sound fuckin’ stupid but you damn sure do!

  • Patricia

    my baby was 11 lbs, lovely, healthy and news of her all-natural birth was showcased all around dekalb medical hospital. when my husband and i got word doctors and hospital visitors were coming to the nursery just to marvel at her and watch her, we opted to keep her in my room. not today, devil.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It ain’t no telling how many seeds this psycho woman planted on that child… Obviously there is some mind control that has been done… Conditioning … I feel that mother.. Smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    Some Roses say that the thief did a better job of raising her than her bio mother would. I say the thief caused a lifetime of heartache, grief and irreparable damage that did way more harm than good. Regardless of the mother’s station in life, regardless of what happened to the money, this mother should not be made to feel as if she is being too emotional and needs to grow up or get over it. It’s easy to blame the bio mother — especially when you can tuck your own children in bed at night and know that you will wake up to their kisses in the morning…

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Being a man has a lot to do with it. There is a physical/emotional attachment from inside the mothers womb.
    The story I read was the babynapper had a live birth but the baby died afterwards.
    There are several cases where women have stolen babies after miscarriages/deaths….you can look that up yourself….
    Thanks for your condolence’s….
    Good day to you too.

  • NeverSurprised

    My heart breaks for this young woman and for her biological mother. I hope they can work through this horrific situation. It will take time and understanding on both their parts. But the mother cannot issue ultimatums to this child who never asked to be put in this untenable position.

  • ShWa

    Just a sad situation for all of them, I couldn’t imaging how I would handle this.

  • Anunnaki

    Speak on it sis

  • MJ

    You’re going to presume to tell me that because my miscarriage wasn’t a stillborn that I can’t possibly understand the depth of this woman’s grief? Ok. We will definitely have to agree to disagree, because I don’t understand how anyone can “understand” psychopathic actions. Every psycho has a reason for doing what they did. Doesn’t make the action any less evil. She had zero empathy for what she was doing to another human being all to soothe her own pain so that makes her a psychopath. No understanding needed.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Wow…. till the 30th birthday. I’m sure she never thought she would see her again… I bet if she had the money to give to her daughter it would only make things worse because Kamiyah would have taken the money and shared it with the woman that raised her….

  • FukkFolks2018

    Some Roses say that the thief did a better job of raising her than her bio mother would.
    ^^^^^^^^
    I dont feel like teen motherhood automatically equals failure. So not I said the black cat. Far as the baby stealer doing it better. We dont know WHAT kind of support this now lady would have had as a teen mother.

    And unless your ass every been there as a teen mom you should hush, stop judging, and find you some damn biz.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I would have spent the money too. Most parents don’t get their stolen children back…

  • FukkFolks2018

    Folks mad bc the bio mom wasnt with the Iyanla shit. Like…

  • FukkFolks2018

    +1 and x’s 10,000

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    My first kid died right after she was born. I grieved like hell….Took me about 15 years to get to a place of acceptance….I said on another post that: After grieving as long and as severely as I did, I wish a ka-trillion times that THIS was the ending to MY story…..I wish a beautiful chocolate brown 19 year old woman would show up on my doorstep and say to me- Momma, I’m your babygirl from December 14, 1998 at 11:22am ( I probably would move INSIDE a CHURCH after that)….I pray you never experience a LOSS like this. Some folks never recover from it……And I was almost one of them……..

  • free

    i try to imagine if someone came to me today and said i was stolen. i can’t EVEN imagine. the lil girl is trying but it’s simply not working. it’s not in her to throw the kidnapper away and start over with strangers. she was probably TRYING to appease her bio-mother but it’s just not in her. it’s not her fault.

    her bio-mother can only be thankful that God gave her relief from not knowing what happened to her child; that’s all she gets basically. however, i think if bio can lay off a little and heal a little and not push, the girl might get curious and come around.

  • MsPam

    Unfortunately Shanara is still the 16 year old who was robbed from being a mother. If she wants a relationship with her daughter she’s going to have to forgive, but not forget. Give it to God and have a peaceful life.

  • BadAss Will

    I’m sure Kamiyah gives 0 fucks about being blocked! The girl already expressed she don’t care to have a relationship with her birth mom and considers the kidnapper het real mom. What she need to realize is her daughter need psychological help, find out your a different person is traumatizing. Birth mom need to consider that. Iyanla was no FUCKIN help, she mad it worst.

  • supastar

    Gloria Williams (the kidnapper) needs to step aside and let Kaymiah and her mother have time to process all this and get to know one another. This lady is being quite selfish. It has to be hard for Shanara. I feel bad that she is going through this. She was never given a chance to raise her daughter.

  • supastar

    not today devil, not tomorrow devil, not no day!

  • free

    she is who she is–a crazy kidnapping bytch. the JUDGE should have enforced a no-contact but i guess s/he left it up to the kid to decide.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think they definitely should have gotten some kind of counseling & therapy… but doing it on national TV probably isnt going to get you the best results.

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    I’m so sorry for your lost. I lost my first born son also(stillbirth at 40weeks) and I still hurt 19 years later so I definitely feel your pain. Be blessed??

  • supastar

    Its sad you feel this way. She was never given a chance to be a mother b/c someone stole her daughter.

  • Stan4NoOne

    The mother has to stop being selfish and understand that her daughter unfortunately views that woman as her Mother. 18 years… she can’t compete with that!

  • Willetta

    Victorious82 & Ni Ni … Totally Agree!! Street Committee says that Bio Mom had already gotten a taste of that child’s Hood Rat alter ego (because Bio Mom referred to the kidnapper as “The Kidnapper’!) and decided to forego the Iyanla appearance. Kamiyah/Alexis learned that Alley Cat Scrap Crap from somewhere and it was not in Bio Mom’s house!!

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Miscarriages, still borns, and death after birth are 3 different things. I am not discounting the amount of pain that comes from any kind of loss. But having a child born opposed to one dying inside may bring about different emotions/actions/reactions. I have experienced 2 out of those 3. Question: Did your mc cause you to go into a DEEP depression? Did your county MAKE you have a funeral for a baby that was just inside you moving around? Or cause you to gain over 150 pounds because of the loss/grief?
    Or Dam near emptied a bottle of sleeping pills for the extended nap time version? Or End up seeking counseling for your loss? Or Dam near just give up on yourself and the ones who love you? I went through all these and then some…..There is a lot that goes with grieving a term or almost term baby. I’ve been on both of these Mother’s position. I never thought about stealing a kid when all I had to do was walk in my bedroom and make another one……

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The kidnapper seems to have a strange (and undeserved) sense of entitlement in all this. Yes she raised the child for 18 years, and yes Kamiyah still views her as “mom” for the most part… but she STOLE that woman’s child. Period. In my mind, you get ZERO credit for raising a child (even if you raise the child well) after stealing it from someone else.

  • abby500

    Right Iyanla is a joke

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yup!! Plenty of teen moms have raised raised intelligent successful college grads — with and without a whole lot of help. We are our own worst enemies sometimes….

  • Simone

    This all is a hard pill to swallow. I watched that episode of Iyanla and Kamiyah acted a straight fool. Her up bringing you can tell was not so good. With that kind of attitude and anger she displayed just didn’t happen from her being found or overnight.
    The girl is straight disrespectful, a thug and act too old for her age.
    I cringed every time she opened her mouth.

  • Simone

    Yeap! Reckless asf.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    How can her bio mother not understand that all this woman knows is the woman who raised her. And while she understands its not right, she still loves the woman who shes known all her life as her mother.

    The biological mother is selfish and care much more about her self then her actual daughter it seems….

  • sunni_daze

    Duh. I know that, but the truth is the truth and facts are facts. They have no relationship outside of being blood related and any mother thay can block her child from calling, does not want a relationship

  • sunni_daze

    No. I am not. And any BITCH that blocks her child is STUPID.

  • Lovers & Friends

    Preach!!!

  • MsVAllDay

    The mother never asked to be put in this situation either. She was forced into it by the very same person that continues to brainwash this child!

  • MsVAllDay

    I was a teen mom. Had my daughter at 15 yrs. old 3 days before my 16th birthday. My daughter is alive and well. Just turned 23 and is doing just fine. Being a teen mom doesn’t mean failure.

  • Stab u in neck

    I bet if that settlement money was still around she would not be disrespectful to her real mom

  • Stab u in neck

    That gal mad cause the money spent

  • Lovers & Friends

    Can you believe someon is benign questioning that. She was a 16 year old giving birth for the first time.

  • MsVAllDay

    And I will not stand around to watch you do it. I agree with her on this stance. However, I don’t agree with completely cutting her daughter off. She needs time to adjust. This is a job for Jesus and a psychiatrist.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Thank you and the same to you sis……..This is one club I HATE I’m a member of………..tears……

  • Lovers & Friends

    The real mom is suffering from PSTD. She needs counseling.

  • Guest

    She would never know when Kamiyah may need her. She is hurt but blocking Kamiyah is not the answer. She does not know that Kamiyah needs time also. That this has affected her too. smh.

  • MsVAllDay

    At the time of the settlement they didn’t know where the child was. In my opinion now that she’s been found she should be able to sue the hospital for herself.

  • MsVAllDay

    Pride??? I don’t think that’s pride. I think that’s hurt, anger and frustration. Not pride.

  • sunni_daze

    Exactly and a real mother would never break communication with their child. Under no circumstances.

  • Browneyes

    The little girl is probably coming at her the way she came at Iyanla. That probably has more to do with the block than anything else.

  • sunni_daze

    Maybe, but that little girl was very hurt and I don’t think it made it better for her mother not to show-up after requesting they come on the show.

  • shay2shaymd

    I do not care if that criminal has treated that child like gold for 18 years, she kidnapped her and should NOT be allowed to have any contact with her for the rest of her life. This is ridiculous. I would be pissed too if I was the mother. This is the saddest thing to have your child choose the kidnapper over you. It’s not your fault that your child was stolen from you. To have her back finally and she prefers to be around the people who took her is a damn nightmare.

  • Patricia

    she should be allowed a separate settlement for herself. that hospital owes both the parents and the child.

  • MsVAllDay

    Both mothers??? First of all one is NOT a mother she is a thief and should be referred to as such! The bio mom is just as hurt and traumatized as the daughter. Think about it she has gone all this time knowing someone has stolen her baby. She has lived all of these years with that anguish. The daughter was none the wiser all these years. Now that the truth has been uncovered and the bio mom is saying I’m not going to be involved with this thief she’s wrong??? I don’t think so.
    Now should she cut the daughter off NO, but I get her saying she is not going to play around with a thief. The thief needs to step out of the picture and let this baby heal with her real family! The only fool in the scenario is the thief.

  • Browneyes

    Settlements are issued for the pain and sufferring

  • MsVAllDay

    I cannot believe anyone is blaming the bio mom! She needs to recover too. Her life will never be the same either. Her life has been upside down for 16 years not knowing where her child was and you say she needs to grow up???? HUH??? I’m sooo confused.

  • Meko Alexander

    Iyanla was simply stating obvious facts. She only does have ‘one’ mother. I don’t understand why ‘the kidnapper’ is even being considered a ‘mother’. A real ‘mother’ wouldn’t inflict that kind of pain on another mother. My heart goes out to Kamiyah, her world has been turned upside down by a malicious, hateful woman that STOLE her from her family. It’s sad to see that same hateful spirit being transferred from the kidnapper to her. Everyone is saying it’s a hard choice, but if a crazy demonic woman stole your child from the hospital, you would feel HATRED just like her real mother- she didn’t do her bio mother no favor! She committed a dam crime! They should’ve made her cut off contact with Kamiyah– the baby she stole.

  • Patricia

    yep. so much for the kidnapper raising her so much better than her teenage mother!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Even though the kidnapper is behind bars,she is still manipulative and controlling kamiyah. Yall know sometimes a mother daughter bond is strong,no matter under what circumstances. Kamiyah real mom gonna have to allow miyah to come to her wilfully instead of forcefully.

  • MsVAllDay

    But it was the truth! Why is anyone catering to the fukin kidnapper. She only has ONE mother! Until she accepts that fact she cannot heal and process and will continue to be brainwashed by the THIEF!

  • MsVAllDay

    Nor will continuing to talk with a person that stole you and brainwashed you all these years help her either. Think about it, all the pain she is going through was caused by the freakin thief! And everyone is saying to let her continue to talk to this lady. She is the fuckin problem! The problem won’t be fixed if she continues to have contact with this women.

  • Meko Alexander

    Exactly!!! How people feeling sorry for a dam kidnapper????!!!

  • MsVAllDay

    The bio mom has had no time to work through finding out the child that was stolen from her is alive and well and back. She has to process this as well.

  • Blak

    No wonder why this girl is acting like a little beast…why can’t the bio mom understand it will take time for them both to heal?

  • MsVAllDay

    Kamiyah needs to file a suit as well. She’s in just as much pain as the mother.

  • MsVAllDay

    You sound like a fuckin idiot! Gloria gave her a better life??? STFU with your stupid azz.

  • MsVAllDay

    Exactly! It should be ordered that she does not have contact with her.

  • TMW

    This is just a messed up situation. While neither the bio mom nor Alexis/Kamiyah had a choice in the situation, it is what it is. Shanara is DEAD WRONG for trying to force a choice between herself and acting like the child she was giving birth when she did not get her way. If memory serves, Alexis/Kamiyah was grown with a child when the crime was determined.

    Just like kids don’t automatically have relationships with bio dads that come back into their lives when they are grown, just because Shanara didn’t leave her daughter’s life by choice, I don’t see this any different. They are both hurt by the situation, and hurt people hurt people.

  • MsVAllDay

    I can’t fuckin understand it. How does anyone feel sorry for the person who inflicted the very pain this child is going through.

  • MsVAllDay

    Agreed!

  • MsVAllDay

    Bio mom is selfish??? Ya’ll sound like fuckin idiots! She didn’t ask for her child to be stolen and she is going through just as much as this child.

  • Stab u in neck

    Seems pretty low price 1.8 for a child white folks would have wanted 100 million

  • Meko Alexander

    I could never understand or accept it! Counseling needed for Kamiyah, her real mother and her father!

    Stockholm syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity. … A hostage’s development of positive feelings towards their captor.

  • MsVAllDay

    Listen to what you said. The biological mother can’t compete with the thief that stole her daughter and is still manipulating the situation and she’s selfish! Ya’ll are so unforgiving. She’s going through a lot too.

  • MJ

    Frankly, yes you are are discounting the pain of a mc by comparing. You can’t quantify the pain of losing a child. It’s pain. Yes! my miscarriage caused me deep pain. First miscarriage was 27years ago, last one I was 44 and felt my baby move, had named him and was bonded. It’s a pain that never goes away. I’m not about to get into a “my pain is greater than your pain because” discussion. Besides, it has nothing zero nada to do with what that woman did. Nothing. Many many many women have had mc, stillborn, SIDS, wouldn’t dream of doing this. This is the action of a sick person. No justification..no understanding

  • CookieMobster

    Even though what she did was wrong, I think the lady that stole the baby must have treated this girl as her own. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope the bio mom is at least thankful that the child wasn’t mistreated. I know she was by being kidnapped, but you know what I mean, she could have been horribly abused.

  • MsVAllDay

    LOL she wasn’t mistreated??? She was mistreated and mentally abused every day of her life by being lied to about her real identity. That is mistreatment!!!! Look at what she’s going through now.

  • my view

    That doesn’t give any person a right to steal another persons child. How many babies have you stolen while going through your grief?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Your Momma should of grieved your stupid ass……You better hope nothing happens to your bastard babies…….

  • CookieMobster

    Well obviously she was mistreated in that way. I am just saying she could have been beat every day or sexually abused.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Im so exhausted constantly repeating the same thing (black folks DONT READ FOR COMPREHENSION, THEY ONLY WANT TO RESPOND). You don’t get it hun so nevermind any further……I’m done here……Enjoy the rest of your day as I do the same…….

  • my view

    So she thought her kid was dead for 18yrs and people expected her to keep that 1.2 for 18yrs? people can’t even keep their paycheck for a weekend

  • MsVAllDay

    FACTS!!!!

  • Kevie The Dreamer

    Hol up… both mothers? Nah there was only one mother here, and she had her baby kidnapped by the other tf ?

  • TheOwley

    That’s a good way to look at it.

  • MsVAllDay

    Wow! I can only imagine how hard that must have been. Praying for your continued strength and recovery.

  • MsVAllDay

    I can only imagine! Praying for your continued strength and recovery.

  • CaramelDrop

    Exactly! I hope the moms in prison wear the trick out! This is unacceptable in every way. I would even try to see a silver lining. Kamiyah won’t understand until she has a baby if her own.

  • my view

    For you to think it’s ok to steal a kid maybe your momma should have grieved

  • my view

    Bitter, I hope you heal before you steal a kid

  • cherrypie

    Damn!!!! This girl is so angry and mad disrespectful. The way she spoke to Iyanla is a testament of how she was raised by her KIDNAPPER. She did all that because she didn’t want to spend the night and couldn’t talk to get boyfriend and father. Really? One night! I wanted to snatch her little azz up so bad after watching the show. I’ll give it to Iyanla, she was very cool and knew exactly when to let this child go. She wasn’t ready.

  • cherrypie

    Kamiyah won’t understand until she has a baby if her own. <<<——-THIS!!!!!!

  • Gina7169

    Kamiyah/Alexis does not have any children.

  • Just this one time

    Can the hospital sue Gloria, for the cost of the settlement or request additional prison time since she will not be able to repay? I jus feel like she needs a life sentence since she have destroyed 3 lives including many others.

  • Meko Alexander

    So on top of her child being stolen away from her, she is supposed to allow the stolen child to disrespect her?? She didn’t give her up for adoption the crazy lady STOLE her! She was raised by a wolf and now she’s a dam wolf smh

  • Miss Thang

    She needs to let this evil child go. There’s no turning back. You cannot erase 18 years of mind control and manipulation. You just can’t. She belongs to Williams now. So sad. I pray Shanara gets peace.

  • kre

    This story breaks my heart

  • Stan4NoOne

    I didn’t mean for that to come across cold. I feel for both, the real mother and the daughter. It’s selfish to give ultimatums to the other victim in this horrific situation. She’s not being considerate of how her daughter has been manipulated her entire life. You can’t just turn off feelings.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I never said that you idiot…….You don’t read………BTW,I have 2 beautiful children….. a handsome tall son and a gorgeous chocolate daughter……lmao……See how GOD works…..lmao…..He took my sick baby and replaced her with a Angel……NO CHILD SUPPORT or GOVERNMENT AIDE…..Can you say the same? I betcha you got several kids with several partner’s or your too fat ugly and hideous for someone to want to fuck you……LMAO…..Well it’s 3’oclock and time for me to get off work……Good Day—-LOSER……

  • dontgetblocked

    I want to be angry with the biological mother but truly she’s the victim too. She gets her child back after 18 years and the child still calls the kidnapper “mom”. That needs to stop. She is NOT her mother. She stole a baby from her mother. Imagine the feeling. The girl was only fifteen years old. Kamiyah was so disrespectful to Iyanla that I can only imagine the way she treated her biological mother who she obviously doesn’t care about. Maybe it’s best that Shanara concentrate on her other four children and leave the door open for a future relationship with a more mature Kamiyah. I read in another article where the kidnapper and her family were turning Kamiyah against Shanara. But she’s an adult now…she can make her own decisions.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Im not blaming her if my statement came off that way I did not mean it all Im saying is that there are no winners in this story. The bio mom cannot force Kamiyah to be around her. Kamiyah has to make that decision herself. In interviews honestly the bio mom comes off as petty and ghetto with a sense of entitlement that she is owed something. The bio mom spent all of that settlement money and proceeded to have additional children. Im not saying her first wasn’t on her heart but you cannot force someone to mess with you. If they want to they will eventually come around but the way that bio mom is doing the “my way or the highway” type stuff she can go somewhere.

  • dontgetblocked

    She gave birth to the baby and was minding her own business when this thief STOLE HER INFANT! Why should she compete with a kidnapper??

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I heard it was from both parties when it came to attitude. Bio mom wanted Kamiyah to just fall right in line with the other kids…she wasn’t respecting Kamiyah’s wish to not call her Alexis. Then bio mom said me or the kidnapper which is crazy…none of them are dealing with this shit right…

  • dontgetblocked

    I would have beat the kidnapper’s azz. Come on. There is no set procedure for dealing with someone who stole your infant.

  • my view

    You wish lol …Take your blog fingers somewhere else crazy lady

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Its horrid and unprofessional. Iyanla’s approach on that whole episode was horrible. Iyanla cannot speak to a child the way a younger adult can. Iyanla was too old and too authoritative to even address that child. Anyone can tell you that teens usually open up to those that are younger or they can relate too…

  • dontgetblocked

    The mother suffered for 18 long years. I can’t imagine.

  • Reina1718

    Its hard for her not to consider her or even stop calling her mom when thats all she knew her whole life

  • dontgetblocked

    It seems like there have been vicious arguments. You see how Kamiyah acted on Iyanla.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She should have gotten more than 18 years.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I understand why she is angry.

    She has some many conflicting emotions and people expect her to make the ‘right’ decision and sever all ties to the woman who stole her and then seemlessly bond with her birth mother and father, but that only happens in Hollywood.

    I mean she’s only still a teenager and her world has been turned upside down and she has no idea who she is but she’s surrounded by a bunch of adults who have roles already prepared for her.

  • dontgetblocked

    It’s called tough love. You’re not going to cuss me out and threaten me much like she did Iyanla. Furthermore, the mother has four other children to protect. Daughter or not …you will bring rachetness into my life after I mourned for you for 18 years.

  • PhillyFacts

    Where is the 1.8 mil? Who is this child living with in South Carolina, if the kidnapper is in jail? I’m confused……..

  • Reina1718

    Yup once she saw her real mom spent the money she could care less

  • PhillyFacts

    Agreed! She’s messed up many lives, so she should’ve gotten life..

  • Reina1718

    Awww so sorry for ur loss.

  • Reina1718

    That father is no good, he wants money thats all.

  • 88

    This young woman like most black ppl in general is suffering from Stockholm syndrome. She like us have fell in love with our kidnappers (Caucasians/Africans/Arabs etc) no matter what they do our love for them never cease.

  • Logan Roberts

    Wait, I think the kidnapper lady had others kids right ?

  • sunni_daze

    Ok. Then the bio should move tf on wit her life then and leave that girl be.

  • sunni_daze

    I didn’t say that. But she’s a nothing ass mother to block her child. I know she was stolen.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Has her mom received therapy? When they were reunited, she was mom in blood only. She shouldn’t expect this young woman to just drop her feelings for Williams. I did see the show with the daughter and Iyanla. I think its creepy how Iyanla crawled in bed with her. The daughter was very disrespectful tho, cursing and all, but they need to realize what she has been through.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Praying for you, that hurt me just reading it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Me either…

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im same boat as you. I had my daughter 2 days before my 18th birthday. And my own mother who was a teen mom and a wife at 16 told me “you are only a statistic if you allow yourself to be one. dont mess this up. we are rooting for you”. My daughter just turned 23 and I just turned 41. We grew up together for the most part.

  • BallsJustFloppinRound

    Kamiyah has another mother now. I like Shanara could not handle it either. I would go adopt another little girl, or foster after some good long therapy and turn that pent up hurt into love and help others. It is what it is, life a hoe ass biatch

  • the guest

    She not only kidnapped the child. She destroyed her. This child is destroyed mentally and emotionally. Destroyed. I see the mother who stole her was convicted of Kidnapping. But was she charged and convicted with child abuse? She should have been.

  • 2telldatruth

    I think those lives were already messed up.

  • MsVAllDay

    Sweetie mental and emotional abuse is just as bad. Think about how long it’s going to take the family to be repaired and that’s if that ever happens.

  • MsVAllDay

    Exactly! Ain’t no rules to this shyt! She’s a thief!!!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    No, the kidnapper does not have other kids. Kamiyah’s birth mother has 4 or 5 more kids though.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Facts. They were messed up back when that lady got pregnant at 15 by a grown ass man.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Shanara isn’t exactly mother of the year either. She’s worried about the wrong things. Instead of seeking therapy with Kamiyah, she’s throwing fits about not being called “mom”. They both need counseling.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I think with proper guidance and intense therapy, Kamiyah will be fine. She’s not “destroyed”.

  • MsVAllDay

    I didn’t! Can’t even bring myself to watch the episode plus I don’t like Iyanla as it is.

  • MsVAllDay

    I love that saying! I’m gonna have to use it.

  • MsVAllDay

    I hear you and you’re right you can’t make nobody flucks with you if they don’t want to. However, I wouldn’t be tolerating the Kidnapper either. I wouldn’t cut the daughter off, but I would be very clear that I don’t want you talking to her when I’m around and please don’t call her mom around me but I would love on my baby as much as I could especially since I’ve lost 18yrs.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Kamiyah’s mother is the typical hood ratchet. They can’t control their emotions; they blame everything on everybody else and they don’t see anything wrong with any of their actions. Kamiyah isn’t a bad kid/person. She was very emotional on Iyanla because she’s currently experiencing trauma in front of the world. I think she needs counseling and intense therapy. Idk why people keep saying the kidnapper spoiled Kamiyah and made her disrespectful….no, she didn’t. Kamiyah chose to act up on Iyanla because she’s frustrated with this whole situation.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    She’s in prison. It doesn’t get any better than that. Even if she had passed away, it would still be up to Kamiyah to decide how she wants to proceed. At this point, it’s up to Kamiyah to want to foster a relationship with her bio mother. I think she went down to South Carolina and saw that life was looking a bit rough and didn’t want to be apart of that situation.

  • Passion

    Her boyfriend acted like he was afraid of her or he was a little slow! I wonder if Kamiyah was this angry and disrespectful before she found out about being kidnapped.

  • Bambi

    If she got that money back in the day I can see why it’s gone.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Shanara is a grown woman who is immature. Stop saying people are stuck at their age of trauma. That’s an excuse for them not to grow up and take responsibility for how they want their lives to go.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I think what happened was she went down to South Carolina and saw how they were living and didn’t want any parts of it. Nobody is considering the fact that her birth mom probably lives below the poverty line with 4/5 kids….

  • MJ

    Kamiyah didn’t rly chose to act up..Iyanla admitted to manipulating her intentionally to arouse her anger. She’s a psychologist and knew what she was doing. She was trying to get the anger response from her to make her face her anger. She succeeded but I think it was too much too soon.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I agree with you. There’s no way Kamiyah’s bio parents could have given her a decent upbringing. They both have 10+ kids between them. And I can guarantee they are living on food stamps, WIC, Section 8 and everything else. Kamiyah unfortunately would have been the oldest sibling taking care of her mother’s multiple children while mom still clubs and parties.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Nah, she continued having kids because she’s in rural South Carolina and there ain’t nothing else to do lol She was going to have multiple kids regardless.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You cant change a dialect of a person in an instant calling your mom “Mom” is an instinct any person has had since birth…I see your opinion but I just dont understand it…nothing is instant especially in tragedies.

  • Ghost

    Kamiyah has been with this woman from the time she was 8 hours old until 18! Gloria Williams is the only mother she knows. The settlement money was for her birth mother’s pain and suffering …IDK why Kamiyah thought it belonged to her…she did not suffer anything for 18 years and i don’t think she is suffering now she’s living in the kidnappers home and appears to have money for hair, nails and clothing…This is just a mess!

    Yes she is the BIRTH mother but unfortunately she is not her mother..she didn’t raise her. Only time, patience, prayer and understanding can fix this but I don’t it will happen any time soon…both women are emotionally disheveled and fighting for the child’s loyalty PLUS she is a narcissistic brat so she playing everyone…smh

  • MJ

    It is the truth but she needs time to process that. It’s not about the kidnapper (she a monster, period)..it’s about Kamiyah and the time she needs the grasp all of this

  • Ghost

    she had five more children..so yeah..the money is gone!

  • Ghost

    The kidnapper has two sons. She had them when she bought the baby home. They thought she was their sister..didn’t know the kidnapper had a miscarriage…they thought she had Kamiyah!

  • MJ

    I’m not campaigning for the psycho woman who kidnapped a baby. I just believe it was too much to say to this girl at that point. She wasn’t ready to receive “that’s not your mom” js

  • TMW

    Thanks. I was thinking of the Carlina White case.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Oh wow, I didn’t know. The way the media portrayed the kidnapper was as if she were a desperate 30-something year old who had no kids. I had no idea that there were other kids involved and who Kamiyah considered to be her brothers.

  • Ghost

    I understand EACTLY what you’re saying …its bad but could have been worse!

  • Ghost

    EXACTLY

  • the conscious one

    She’s not a child, she’s grown.

  • the conscious one

    What does that have to do with the article? You reaching.

  • the conscious one

    This young woman needs some counseling to deal with all these changes going on in her life. She is angry, hurt and disrespectful.

  • Ghost

    Remember she was 16, poor and distraught! And when you can’t afford YOUR OWN legal representation..^^^ this is what happens…smh

  • MJ

    I understand where you’re coming from completely..just have to agree to disagree.

  • Miss Thang

    you can’t force two adult people to not have contact with each other, can you?

  • Ghost

    She 18 and considered an adult…so judge couldn’t enforce a no contact

  • Reina1718

    Did u read the article honey? It says he tried getting money too as soon as he got out of jail & he got denied…did u not see him on Iyanla?

  • Stab u in neck

    In settlement cases like that the lawyer usually work for free this is nothing more than a black baby cheaper than a white baby.. hell people get more than that from a doctor squeezing forceps to hard

  • Reina1718

    She had 5 more kids after her.

  • Reina1718

    Boom!

  • Shawty

    You only know what you know. She thought one person was her mom from the time she was born. All these new discoveries not gonna change how she feels about the person who raised her. Unfortunately we CAN’T turn love on and off. Her real mom is gonna have to give her some time to acclimate to the changes. I’m sure all this has been devastating to this young lady. Hope she sorts it all out and begin to heal and have a successful life!

  • Reina1718

    That means she is 33 with 5 children

  • Ghost

    Yep! Probably was going to have a girl…and the boys thought they were getting a little sister so MS. INSANE stole one…smdh

  • Just this one time

    Agreed, Definitely a child abuse charge is needed but I believe she was only charged with Kidnapping and interference of custody. I guess this is all Florida law allows. But I would love if the hospital were to sue her, she definitely deserves it!

  • NeverSurprised

    This is such a tragic situation for the young woman and her bio other, but I swear the “MS INSANE” made be laugh out loud.

  • datjerk

    I completely empathize with the mother. Smh.

  • Just this one time

    I agree, while my heartaches for Shanara Mobley, it seems like she wanted a mother daughter bond to happen immediately which will not happen. Shanara needs to seek counseling on how to handle her anger and sadness because right now it may be too much for her. 18 years of pain and anger cannot be cured or repaired in a year.

  • Ms. Jackson

    This.child was so disrespectful on Fix My Life. But, I will give her the benefit of the doubt because of all she has gone through.. BUT I STILL wanted to slap her for the language she was using against Iyanla. I’m from the old school. We showed our elders nothing but the upmost respect. I tried my Granny one time. When I tell you my Granny three one of them old school big crystal ashtrays at me, clocked me dead in my head. She was at least 10 feet away! Damn near knocked me out! And I was on Crutches LOL. She ain’t care not one bit. ???. I hope baby girl get some good therapy treatment to deal with the pain she’s suffering from. The pain, the lies, the family that wants her back and the one person who she loves the most, her kidnapper. Smh. My heart is heavy for her.

  • Meko Alexander

    I don’t blame her real mother for not allowing herself to be disrespected. Maybe the child will mature with age and they can put their differences aside, but until then– Until you can stay away from that kidnapper- stay away from me. #boom

  • the conscious one

    Yes, I did honey boo. It says the mom got 1.8 mil and the dad sued but lost. What’s wrong with that? He is her father doesn’t he have rights? Was the mom wrong for getting 1.8 mil? Yes, I did see Iyanla and the father is enabler and the young woman is a disrespectful mess.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    They all get on my mf nerves.
    That kamilla girl is rude and mean and obnoxious and im not sorry for saying it they should cut all ties with the hoodrat and move on with their lives. Bet theyre sorry they found her ass. Idc what she been through and obviously neither does she. Forget that little devil and move on.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Same. I’d be like my bad lil baby, you can have your fake life back byeeeeeeeee.

  • Meko Alexander

    Maybe she should start calling her ‘the kidnapper’ because if she was ‘mom’ she wouldn’t have stolen her in the first place. People act like this crazy, lunatic kidnapper did the Bio mom a favor by raising her child that SHE STOLE..WTF! People won’t understand until their child is stolen.

  • Meko Alexander

    Kamiyah needs to hear the truth- she’s been lied to for 18 years..call a thing a dam thing and move on–no need to sugarcoat– it is what it is

  • IssaOpinion

    I feel as though that family should have got over 1.8 million period .

  • Alex J

    She and her bio mom may have the same short fused temperament which would make it difficult for them to get past their issues. It is unfortunate that the bio mother is still not able to enjoy a relationship with her daughter.

  • IssaOpinion

    I wish should would’ve made some investment.

  • Dreamer

    I’m sorry but this took me out ???????

  • Dreamer

    Man you better preach… *passes around offering plate*

  • Reina1718

    Ok so we agree

  • Dreamer

    BLEWP!!

  • kekeb

    This entire situation is so dysfunctional!! I feel so bad for this young lady. You can clearly tell from the episode that she is having difficulty accepting the fact that the woman who raised her is a THIEVING KIDNAPPER. I hope she gets help and learns how to process this before she ends up on the news (for her behavior)

  • Dowoop

    She hasn’t had time to process it hit she had time to block her.

  • Dowoop

    No one asked her to be involved with the lady in jail though

  • MsPam

    Yeah, she a immature 16 year old grown woman! Is that better?!?????

  • Dreamer

    Yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinions but that doesn’t mean those said opinions aren’t effed up. “Gloria gave her the best possible life that she could”? Girl, WHET?? She straight up KIDNAPPED somebody else’s child!! What in the entire HAIL is up with some of y’all’s thinking!? In no way is what Gloria did acceptable. Smh! She’s a criminal and deserves to locked right up in prison for the mess she did. Jesus take the wheel!

  • 2telldatruth

    Take it from someone who knows from experience…..THE BIRTH MOTHER NEEDS TO CUT HER LOSSES AND RUN!!!!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    ????????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Right.

    She has to come to terms that her ‘mom’ stole her and her entire identity is a lie.

    We don’t know how close they were but she also feels mixed loyalty, and now this woman is in jail for the next two decades.

    People want her to automatically bond with her birth mother and her father like in a Hollywood movie but it’s a lot more complicated than that.

  • Kimberly King

    Her bio mother is so immature. I see she had a bunch of kids to make up for her loss. The baby needs counseling. I understand the kidnapper took care of her and never harmed her but STILL. She stole someone’s baby. She has to pay. Regardless if she was a good mother.

  • Kimberly King

    Your comment is perfection !

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Especially from this lil heffa. She showed her ass on that FML episode. Nope, I’m good.

  • OriginalGuestest

    Her birth mom should have given her time instead of being so abrupt about things. I understand shes hurting but Kamiyah would have came around, probably. Yes the fake mom was evil but shes all kamiyah knew as a mother. So its understandable why shes still attached.

  • Solstice

    This!!!

  • OriginalGuestest

    Kamiyah didnt even stay long enough for Iyanla to help. She left during taping.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Fast af. That girl is evil. Im talking about id channel evil kin evil.

  • BadAss Will

    You think her stay after getting that mad would’ve help? Name past people Iyanla help and I’ll name twice as many she didnt

  • Solstice

    Oh how this touched me! ?. I am so so sorry for your loss. God is a healer and thank you for your testimony. I cannot imagine. Hugs, ?, ?? Chile, I need a moment…???

  • Solstice

    Me too. I’m in real tears. Jesus be a fence!

  • ValJ1975

    No matter how much this girl scream, cuss, or disrespect people, it still won’t change the truth. I think that part of her anger against her birthmother is the fact the money that granted to her birthmother was spent. Even the money that was set aside just in case she was found was gone she was pissed. To her, this birthmother has nothing substantial to offer her selfish ass she’s just another bitch off the streets. The money set aside for her just in case she was found had an expiration date. When that day came she had not been found. Her birthmother didn’t know if she was dead or alive. Kamiyah didn’t even know that she had been taken by then. Plus her child molesting, jailbird sperm donor ain’t helping much either. He wouldn’t check her when she being beyond disrespectful to her elders (Iyanla VanZant). He’s hoping that the media coverage would help him come up in kind of ghetto way. Money brings out the the real you especially when you’re young, ignorant, and dumb like her.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Never did I say anything you just said nor did I imply that. Again internet readers read too much into shit way more than they should. But I don’t expect you to understand.

  • J2PC

    They spent that money without putting it to good use. Now, they are all probably broke, dusty & have nothing to show for a settlement. -gave it all back to man…or malls (still the man). smh

  • Strip Club Veteran

    Someone understands me.

  • Strip Club Veteran

    I’ll do that. Shutting up.

  • J2PC

    She is a 19yrs old young lady. -living in the house that her kidnapper bought. All she has to do is pay the utilities, maintenance and annual property taxes to keep the thing.

  • J2PC

    Dirt poor & uneducated only know how to spend $$ at the mall.

    That money had to take care of a lot of mouths, rent payment or low mortgage, vehicles/car notes; kids clothing, medical/dental insurance with bills and maybe community colleges or tech schools for some.

  • CookieMobster

    Thank you!!!

  • OriginalGuestest

    She didn’t want to do the work so she didn’t get any help. She left before it could have did her any good. Shes young and completely numb.

  • BadAss Will

    you right everything is her fault, she ask to be nasty in this situation. ??

  • Ms. Jackson

    I wanted to give her one of the “old fashioned ass beatings” like I used to get as a child lol… Real talk tho!

  • OriginalGuestest

    Lol when did i say that?

  • Rhondalousey

    ???? I am so sorry.

  • gail jones

    You gave up a child?

  • Dreamer

    “Gloria gave her the best possible life that she could.” What exactly are readers supposed to infer based upon that statement? You’re giving credit to a kidnapping criminal and continue to try to defend something so absurd. My reading comprehension has never lacked dear, but I wouldn’t expect you to understand either as your judgement is clearly lacking.

  • gail jones

    Lexi don’t want to be associated with that trash…

  • Real Truth

    I wonder what a real psychologist would think about what I just viewed. This is my first and last time I will be watching this show. This woman was all over the place. One minute the girl needs to choose..the next minute the dad needs to accept she will not choose. This was a complete mess and I hope it didn’t do more harm to this family. Alexis/Kamiyah is set in her ways (so to speak) and at such a young age can simply not comprehend the trauma her birth morther goes through daily. On one hand faux mom is all she knows but on the other she truly does not seem to want/accept that her faux mom is truly a disgusting human being. Like a person stated below I think she is mad about the money that didn’t belong to her anyway and she purposely post that s#$? on Facebook to hurt her bio mom. Bio mom Let that girl go and keep her blocked!! Time/maturity may bring her home someday. Unfortunately Bio mom has been robbed twice. The only thing this fake psychologist said thats true is that Kimaya was taken but Alexis came back. Its a different child now. I just want Bio Mom to heal.

  • Renee26

    Soooo sad!! Oh how my heart hurts for this mother. I understand both sides but still… Just sad

  • Renee26

    Agreed…some people can’t handle being hurt like that and I get the impression that the hurt bio mom is feeling wouldn’t allow her to be patient and let the process happen

  • Renee26

    LMAO picturing those ashtrays fly through the air like frisbees

  • Miss Thang

    Who? The criminal in jail?

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Miss Thang

    I agree.

  • anjanette b

    Hahaha. I’ll be on the next thing smoking

  • anjanette b

    yeah boo…I can cut a kid off with the quickness if they mouthy

  • anjanette b

    Sis, I see where u coming from & I agree for the most part, But u got to much dip on ya chip if u think this lil girl just development this attitude problem.

  • anjanette b

    Right! That was 20 years and 5 kids ago?

  • anjanette b

    No

  • anjanette b

    They need to check the receipt on the other two.

  • Dainese

    Omg!!! FML. Lmaooo. I never noticed the acronym is actually Fck My Life. Aha. The irony.

  • Dainese

    She looks JUST like her daddy.

  • Dainese

    Absolutely. Perfection.

  • ValJ1975

    Regardless of how the money was spent time was of the essence. Her mom had 18 years to spend 1.8 million dollars. It’s very easy to do. For 18 years dhe didn’t know if her child was dead or alive. In the back of her mind she probably though that her child would never be found or is more likely dead. What was she supposed to do?

  • the guest

    Exactly.

    Kamiya feels entitled to the settlement because she is a materially driven cold hearted heartless criminal like her kidnapper. The child lacks heart, sympathy, and empathy the very qualities her kidnapper lacked to be able to steal an infant.

    Over the years there have been major news stories of stolen children being reunited with their parents. All those children have expressed hurt, sadness, confusion, but all (except for Kamiya Mobley) express happiness and gratitude that their birth parents never stopped looking for them and loved them. No matter who raises a child, there is an instinctual bond between mother and child unless the intentional brainwashing so deep to intercept nature. That is the real crime here, an interception of the natural eternal unconditional bond of mother and child, and that kidnapper deserves life in prison.

    Alexis Manigo is destroyed beyond repair. She feels nothing for her birth mother and father. Nothing. Her only intent toward her birth parents is to use and abuse their grief for gain and profit. If she can’t profit off of them, she wants nothing to do with them. She’s a parasite and user and kidnapped/groomed child of a criminal.

    The smartest thing Shanara Mobley has done is cut off Alexis Manigo. Shanara Mobley must grieve her Kamiya as if she passed as an infant because the soul of her baby she birthed is gone. Gone. That is why that kidnapper should have been sentenced to life.

    In my opinion Alexis Manigo is devious and dangerous. I personally would have a restraining order against her because she is protective over her kidnapper and resentful of anyone associated with her kidnapper being brought to justice. I’d fear a rage like that would seek to eventually avenge her kidnapper being brought to justice.

  • the guest

    Exactly. She’s a devious child raised and groomed by criminals.

  • Malcom Flex

    The evil nut is still pulling the strings behind bars and manipulating her with the constant contact, she stole a child she needs to be cut off. Kamiyah will learn once she has her own baby.

  • Malcom Flex

    THANK YOU. Well said. An evil nut stole a kid and raised the kid to be an evil nut. Both are evil the girl can snap out of it but that prolly won’t happen till she gives birth and understands the tragedy that her kidnapper created.

  • supastar

    exactly

  • Just this one time

    Right, I find that offensive to associate trash to that smut!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    And their parents too sheiiiiiiit

  • Quitedeliteful

    The thief needs Kamiyah to put money on her books so she can get Lil Debbies from the commissary…

  • Quitedeliteful

    I do feel bad for the bio mom because she’s crazy with rage and not thinking straight…

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TOO REAL

    This woman (right or wrong) was the child’s mother for 18 years and she thinks a child can forget that. If she wants any relationship with her daughter she needs to come to terms with the fact that her daughter is always going to love the one that raised her.

  • TOO REAL

    REALLY the girl was raised with LOVE – right or wrong the way it happened. You will learn when you get older and more mature.

  • TOO REAL

    How many young girls kill their child – if she can cut her child off because she’s calling someone else mommy and not try to understand what the CHILD is going through then I have to ask myself maybe the child better off with Williams.

  • missmiami305

    That lil girl is headed for disaster. She has so much much bottled up and everyone around her refuses to see it. Sadly, the woman that abducted her seems to have more of an influence than they would like to admit. She has no idea who Kamiyah is. Sn, Alexis needs her a** kicked. She’s mad her mother didn’t put any money aside for her. Her dad is weak AF. He wants to handle her with kid care gloves. Anyway, we’ll see her down the line begging for Iyanla’s help.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I think the bio mother and the child need time to heal. They probably both should have gotten counseling before meeting each other and had ‘supervised’ visits or something… It’s a terrible situation for these two to be in and all sorts of emotions are running high. I don’t know how they can work this out because the bio mother is a stranger. I know if someone came along and told me that my mother is not my real mother I wouldn’t even care. I’d be like go somewhere with that news…

  • Ms. Jackson

    Honey, u BETTA say that! All of this is ? ? ? accurate! U said it best ?? ?? ??

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    It’s only a matter of time this overwhelming attention she’s getting will get to her head and end up in the slammer. Checks are coming in and hands ARE coming out.

  • missmiami305

    U ain’t never lied. She didnt look ashamed or anything in that courtroom clip. Her biological mom has every right to be angry and hurt. That woman stole her child physically and emotionally. As a mother I cannot imagine what that must feel like. Mother’s get in their feelings about a stepmom. Let alone a woman who stole your child from your arms and raised her. Stop giving Gloria credit for doing what she sought out to do when she stole this child.

  • missmiami305

    Exactly! Hell, maybe she purchased a home and set her 5 other kids up by paying for college in advance and making some investments. Folks always wanna be negative.

  • missmiami305

    Do u care to share?

  • MsJC

    BS! This mother was robbed of her chance to raise and bond with her daughter. Kamauya needs to get some therapy and come out of the trance. It’s great the kidnapper loved her, but that was and is BS!

  • missmiami305

    Omg so dude was almost 10yrs older than ole girl when she had the baby and talking about he didn’t find out her age until she delivered? Wasn’t he already in jail??? I am confused

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    If the baby had not been kidnapped, he would not have been arrested. I think during the whole fiasco, it was found that he was the father of a minor’s child and they had to charge him. But had none of this occurred, it would have been business as usual.

  • PhillyFacts

    Oh okay thanks I didn’t know this, I was wonder who she was living with

  • free

    good point; settlement money gone too.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

    Only experiencing birth will awaken that child. Then she will be searching for her birth mother because then she will understand.

  • the guest

    I love your perspective on this.

    I don’t understand how a grown woman kidnapping an infant has turned into judging whether the stolen baby’s teen birth mother could have done better job. That’s not even up for debate because she gave birth to that baby and had a right to raise and love her child and her age irrelevant.

    I’m not advocating teen pregnancy, but will stand up for the millions of teen mothers around the world who are loving, healthy, devoted mothers. And there is help and mentoring for those who need it. The devotion Shanara Mobley has demonstrated for 18 years is clear indication of the fantastic mother she would have been and is. My heart breaks for Shanara Mobley.

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    Thank you for your prayers and kind words.

  • Quitedeliteful

    she gave birth to that baby and had a right to raise and love her child and her age irrelevant.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My heart breaks for her too….

  • TrollingStoned

    What an unfortunate story. The kidnapper is all the girl knows and the mother just expects her to forget that. I hope they can work it out

  • parisjok

    that is is my show

  • parisjok

    girl u too funny

  • GrapeCrush

    Ok?? ??

  • Youngblood

    The only way to make this work, mother and daughter is telling her exactly what I just read, the daughter needs to understand the pain her mother was left in, the angry she felt of being robbed,how every day she had thoughts of harming the person that took her baby,and now the pain that she,s in now,hearing her daughter call the lady mom that stole her from me.And the mom needs to understand the shock her daughter must be in, to find out you not my mom you stole me,but I love you,so shess so confused and heart broken and angry all at the same time. She might want to stop calling the lady mom.but she’s been doing it for 18 year’s it flows off her lips naturally, she needs to know that even tho she hates this lady her daughter loves her
    And that she was young when she got that money and didn’t invest the money into nothing 5 kids and 18 years later, it’s over
    Also the girl may feel like you just went and had more kids,how worried we’re you really over me.So the key is communcation ,and patience

  • CaramelDream

    So I wonder if the father was in prison for raping the mother. She was pregnant at 15.

  • YellowSauce

    stockholm syndrome
    feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor …..

  • My Thoughts

    It stated statutory rape – age difference of consensual sex according to each state’s laws

  • NIA

    Obviously more to this story some people can’t be fixed!. they need to work together instead of the opposite that show is a fraud!….

  • NIA

    Wait mother had 5 more kids? SOMEHOW the kidnapper saved this young lady life of despair… under the circumstances… even though it wasn’t Right!. And gave the biological mother a Bank Roll that was spent…. oh, and the father Tried it!