This reunion's on the rocks.
A heartbroken Joy White, who lost her baby to a kidnapper 23 years ago, now fears she's lost her daughter again, the NYPost reports.
Carlina White, snatched from Harlem Hospital and then miraculously reunited with her real parents in The Bronx last month, has fled to Georgia, fuming over money and shattering her mother's dream of a new life together.
"It's like we're two strangers, we don't know each other," a tearful Joy White told the "Today" show yesterday.
White said she and Carlina squabbled over the $750,000 settlement she and then-husband Carl Tyson got from the city after suing the hospital for negligence.
Carlina, 23, a mother herself, wants the cash, White said.
"She asked a lot of questions about the money, but it's gone. We don't have the money," White said.
She and Tyson split up and had families of their own and needed the cash to survive, she said.
The couple had set aside about $160,000 in a trust fund until Carlina's 21st birthday. When she remained missing, they spent the cash on themselves.
"I have two other kids and I had to take care of myself," White said.
Carlina also asked about a $10,000 reward offered for her return, and told her mother she would only do media interviews for money.
Carlina was raised in Connecticut and later Georgia as Nejdra Nance by Ann Pettway of Bridgeport, Conn.
Pettway has been charged with kidnapping and remains in federal custody at the Manhattan Correctional Center.
The FBI says she confessed. But her public defender, Robert Baum, has suggested Pettway may have only confessed to raising the girl, not to the kidnapping itself.
Carlina helped solve her own abduction when she confirmed her suspicions that Pettway was not her mother with the help of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the NYPD, which performed DNA tests.
The family's reunion was a dream, White said.
"I was on such a high. I was so happy and that moment was so great," she said of the reunion.
But Carlina flew back to her home in Georgia days later and has not returned to New York since, leaving White "heartbroken."
But she's not giving up.
"I'm her mother, and it hurts not to have a relationship. I want her here, I want my daughter back," White said.
But Carlina and Tyson maintain contact, he told ABC news, adding he and his daughter exchange texts every day and speak every few days.