The Brampton, Ont., mother spoke publicly Monday after returning from an emotional reunion with a son who was allegedly abducted by his father 31 years ago, raised under an assumed name and told his mother was dead.
Jermaine Mann, now 33, was a toddler when he was abducted in 1987 in Toronto.
She says endured many hard days over the 31 years.
Lyneth Mann-Lewis of Brampton, Ont., and Jermaine Mann - who until recently was living under an alias in the US - will be joined by Toronto's police chief and the Missing Children Society of Canada at the 1 p.m. ET news conference.
Allan Mann has been charged with making false statements regarding housing applications in the United States and is expected to be extradited to Canada to face additional charges.
Once the USA charges are dealt with, Mann Jr.is expected to be extradicted to Canada to face further prosecution. "Finally he said, "Mom I love you" and I said 'I love you too son'".
"We had fun, his friends stopped by and I cooked for him".
'But be patient. Be strong and believe that all things are possible and that anything can transpire'.
Officials say the elder Mann had abducted his son during a court-ordered visit in 1987, and then fled across the border.
"They lived basically a life of lies as to who they were and what they did, unbeknownst to Jermaine", he said.
On Friday, Allan was arrested in CT.
Ted Davis, a senior investigator with the Missing Children's Society of Canada who had previously worked for the Calgary Police Service, led the investigation into the abduction.
"We thank the many law enforcement agencies, in the USA and Canada, that have investigated this matter, worked hard to apprehend this fugitive and finally provided some answers to a mother who has suffered with her son's absence for far too long", said Durham.
"I said 'Oh my God, my baby, '" she said.
Mann was living in Vernon, Conn. with his son who was born as Jermaine Mann but was unknowingly using a fake name in the U.S.
And in 2018, the forensic specialist has compared an old photo of Allan with a photo of the driver's license, issued to one Haile the DeSouza in CT, and suspected that one and the same person.
Canada's national missing persons registry now lists 165 people who disappeared as children. 'I am the proof that after 31 long years of suffering, 31 long years, one should never give up.
"We are at the end of a long struggle and now it is time to move forward and that will be a new struggle".
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said the arrest was good news, but the reunion was even better.
Jermaine was seen weeping as his dad appeared in a local federal court - just hours after learning the truth about his mother, the Courant reported.