Carla White kidnapped as a baby-reunited with parents after 23 years

Woman kidnapped as a baby reunited with parents after 23 years
Carlina White reunited with her parents Carl and Joy (Picture:Splash News)

Carl Tyson and Joy White suffered unimaginable pain in 1987 when their 18-day-old daughter was kidnapped from a Harlem hospital in New York.

But their tears have turned into those of happiness after their daughter Carlina – who has now grown up – successfully tracked down her parents after being brought up by her kidnapper.

An abusive drug addict allegedly secreted baby Carlina away from New York to the neighbouring state of Connecticut under the false name, Nejdra Nance.

After years of awful mental and physical abuse, Ms White started to piece together that the woman was not her mother.

EXCLUSIVE: ***PREMIUM RATES APPLY*** Exclusive childhood collects of Carlina White Tyson who was abducted as an infant from a NY Hospital and recently reunited with her biological parents after 23 years apart. ***PREMIUM RATES APPLY*** <P> Pictured: Ann Pettway with fake daughter 'Nejdra' aka Carlina shortly after the abduction in 1987 <P> <B>Ref: SPL242086  240111   EXCLUSIVE</B><BR/> Picture by: NY Post / Splash News<BR/> </P><P> <B>Splash News and Pictures</B><BR/> Los Angeles:310-821-2666<BR/> New York:212-619-2666<BR/> London:870-934-2666<BR/> photodesk@splashnews.com<BR/> </P>
Newborn Carlina days before kidnapping(Picture: Splash News)

One of the final pieces of the puzzle to fall into place was when she saw a baby picture on a website linked to the Centre for Missing and Exploited.

Ms White immediately thought the baby looked just like her own six-year-old daughter Samani, and told the New York Post said: ‘I thought, maybe this could be it.’

Her mother, Joy, spoke of her happiness and ability to see herself in her daughter’s face but that Carlina has ‘a smaller body.’

This truly is a happy ending after over two decades of separation.

A woman who was kidnapped as a 19-day-old baby has been reunited with her mother - 23 years later. Carlina White, 23, was snatched from a hospital in Harlem, New York, in August 1987, by a woman posing as a nurse. She was raised as Nejdra Nance in Connecticut. But she always feared she did not belong to her family, police said, and began her own inquiries. DNA tests this week confirmed Carlina as the daughter of Joy White, who was just 16-years-old when she gave birth. <P> Pictured: Carlina as a baby <P> <B>Ref: SPL241546  200111  </B><BR/> Picture by: Splash News/ABC <BR/> </P><P> <B>Splash News and Pictures</B><BR/> Los Angeles:310-821-2666<BR/> New York:212-619-2666<BR/> London:870-934-2666<BR/> photodesk@splashnews.com<BR/> </P> <P><br> Splash News and Picture Agency does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by Splash are for Splash's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material , the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold Splash harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material. </P>
One of the few photos of Carlina before her abduction (Picture: Splash News)

 

16 May 2014 | 7:30 pm – Source: metro.co.uk
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