Woman left in Forest Gate phone box as baby begins search for mum
PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:08 04 August 2016
A woman who was abandoned in a phone box when she was just an hour old has begun the search for her birth mum.
Kiran Sheikh, 22, was found by passerby Joe Campbell in 1994 after being left in a Forest Gate street, and was later adopted by another couple.
She was reunited with Mr Campbell last week after she launched an appeal to find him – but now she wants to “get to the end of the book” by meeting her mum.
“The main thing I want to do is forgive her,” Kiran, who now lives in Stratford, said.
“Who knows what she was going through to have left her baby like that? I want to see if she has any regret.”
Ms Sheikh knows she is one of eight children her mum, who was born Janice Nicholson in 1964 and raised in Manor Park, had with her dad.
And now the former Sarah Bonnell and Elmhurst Primary pupil is keen to introduce her to her three-year-old daughter Amaani.
“I feel like we deserve to see her,” Ms Sheikh said, adding that she feels “some” sense of rejection.
The way she intends to find her mum is by raising £500 to pay for the FinderMonkey service, which promises a high success rate in tracking down lost friends and relatives.
To donate, visit: gofundme.com/gkj2zwwk
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