She found out only on Friday her real name is actually Kamiyah Mobley when then woman she had known all her life as her mother, Gloria Williams, was arrested for kidnapping.
It has now emerged that Gloria 'suffered a miscarriage week before the baby was taken'.
Last night she met her real parents Shanara Mobley and Craig Aiken in South Carolina.
All three beamed wide smiles as they posed for a selfie - a family photo 48hrs ago none of them could have ever dreamed of.
Mum Shanara - who last saw her daughter in hospital when she was eight hours old in July 1998 and taken by someone posing as a nurse - looked close to tears.
Meanwhile a fresh theory behind a possible motive emerged as reports emerged Gloria Williams had allegedly suffered a miscarriage approximately a week before the baby was taken from University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
Craig Aiken said after meeting his daughter for the very first time it had gone very well - and that he'd told her "he loved her".
The overjoyed dad explained "First meeting it was beautiful, it was wonderful. It couldn't have went no better.
"For anybody that has lost hope just keep hope alive.
"Just keep praying just keep fighting. If it can happen to me it can happen to anybody."
"It's a feeling that you can't explain this. It's hard to put it in words right now.
"It's hard to deal with this here right now. Like I said, we're trying to process it... 18 years it's going to be hard to make that up.
"Always thought I'd find her, always thought I'd find her."