Stolen girl pledges support for kidnapper

The 18-year-old woman who discovered she was kidnapped as a baby has given an emotional pledge of loyalty to the woman who kidnapped her and raised her as her own. 

Kamiyah Mobley was stolen from hospital by a woman posing as a health worker 18 years ago, but was finally tracked down after a tip-off to police. 

She only found out this week that her name wasn't Alexis Manigo but was instead kidnapped from a Florida hospital on the day she was born in July 1998. 

Now, she has publicly stated her support and love for her kidnapper Gloria Williams, the woman she believed was her mother for her entire life. 

In a Facebook post Ms Manigo wrote: "My mother raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted.

"The ignorant ones won't understand it. My mother is no felon."

She has since deleted her Facebook, after a large public outcry over the post. 

The two were reunited in court this week and Ms Manigo burst into tears as she said goodbye to Williams, 51.

Her abductor waived extradition to Jacksonville, where she will face kidnapping charges, on Saturday.

"I love you mom," Ms Manigo told Williams at the Colleton County Jail in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Williams blew Ms Manigo a kiss as the teenager told her abductor she was "praying" for her.