I spoke with the adopted mother (Brenda) in 2013, and asked her that question. She said that prior to the adoption, Alexis was in a foster home. When the Bowmans adopted her, the foster mother told Brenda that her birth name was Alexis. (The foster mother had her own name for her, which Brenda told me, but I don't remember that name). But Brenda said that she didn't know that Alexis' middle name was Miranda or that her last name was Badger. Brenda says that at some point, she told Aundria that she was born in New Orleans and that her birth name was Alexis. But by all accounts, Aundria/Alexis did not know anything else about her birth family. It is a strange coincidence though, that Alexis Miranda Badger and Aundria Michelle Bowman have the same initials (AMB).