Carlina White was born on 15 July 1987. She was nineteen days-old when her parents took her to Harlem Hospital Center in New York City for a high fever. She was receiving intravenous antibiotics, when a woman posing as a nurse removed the IV and abducted her. During her teen years, several factors made her doubt who she was. After 23 years she contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and was able to confirm her identity and make contact with her birth family.