EMERSON - An Emerson woman says she's hoping to find her biological mother after learning that she was sold on the black market at birth.

Officials say that for decades, Florida doctor Katherine Cole delivered babies, forged birth documents and sold the infants. Cole is accused of paying people off and sometimes telling mothers their newborns had died. Authorities estimate she sold about 20 babies each year, from the 1930s-1960s.

Cyn Bird, of Emerson, says that all she knows for sure is she was born in January of 1962 in Miami. She says she hopes that bit of information will help her find her birth mother.