Burger King Baby Reunited With Birth MotherBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - March 25, 2014
Katheryn Deprill was left in the bathroom of a Burger King restaurant when she was a newborn baby and earned the nickname the Burger King Baby. Now 27, Deprill decided it was time to find her birth mother. She took her search to Facebook and after searching for only three weeks, she has found her mother.
Deprill posted a photo on Facebook that showed her holding a sign that read, “Looking for my birth mother. … She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post.” She asked her friends to share the photo, hoping it would circulate far enough to reach her mother.
The photo was shared over 30,000 times on Facebook and Deprill’s story was quickly picked up by the media. Deprill’s mother became aware of the story and asked her attorney to arrange a meeting with the daughter she had abandoned 27 years ago.
“I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years, and that broke the ice,” Deprill said. “I asked if I could have it, and she said, ‘absolutely,’ and just held her arms open, and the rest is history.”