Mother Is Reunited With Daughter After Abandoning Her In Burger King

Wed, March 26, 2014 12:32pm EST by 5 Comments
Burger King Baby Reunites Mom
Courtesy of Facebook

Katheryn Deprill was abandoned in an Allentown, Pa. Burger King restroom just hours after being born. Over 27 years later, the infamous ‘Burger King Baby’ reunited with her birth mother by launching a social media campaign to find her. Amazing!

The Burger King Baby has finally been reunited with her birth mother after being abandoned 27 years ago.

Mom Reunites With Daughter After 27 Years

The power of social media strikes again!

On September 15, 1986, Katheryn Deprill was found nestled under a sink in the bathroom of an Allentown, Pa. Burger King restaurant. Just a tiny newborn at the time, an employee found her wrapped in a sweatshirt with her umbilical cord still attached. Thankfully, Katheryn was later adopted by a loving family.

Shortly after giving birth to her 7-month-old son, Katheryn decided to use Facebook to find her birth mom. She posted the above image, with 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.”

Now, Katheryn is happy to share that her birth mom, whose name remains anonymous, did come forward . The Burger King Baby was finally able to get the hug she said she “waited 27 years for.”

Katheryn’s Mom Was Hesitant To Come Forward

Though Katheryn shared that her mom confessed she saw the photo on Facebook “almost immediately,” she was scared to come forward. After giving birth to Katheryn at the age of 17 and then abandoning her, she was afraid that by coming forward she would be put in the limelight for her decision.

Instead of contacting Katheryn on her own, she reached out to a lawyer, Jim Waldron, who was able to facilitate the reunion.

They immediately hugged,” said Jim shared with CNN. “It was exciting, emotional, dramatic.”

Jim also shared that the reunion was attended by Katheryn, her son, and her adoptive mother.

We’re so happy to hear that things worked out for the Katheryn!

Tell us, HollyMoms — What do you think about the Burger King Baby story? Have you heard about it before? Let us know your thoughts below.

– Lauren Cox

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Posted at 6:11 PM on March 27, 2014  

She is the spittin’ image of someone I once knew. The last I heard he was in Philadelphia. If he was her dad, her grandma played a Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz as a small child. Contact me if you think this is possible.

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Posted at 6:30 PM on March 26, 2014  

Everyone deserves a second chance and people can change for the better, we should not judge a decision made by a 17 year old child who was clearly confuse and scared. Well done to her adoptive parents who shaped her into a wonderful young woman who is both kind and forgiving. I wish them all the best.

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Posted at 3:30 PM on March 26, 2014  

What a forgiving heart but that woman left her there 27 years ago .She is not this ladies mother and deserves no attention or praise for her actions.Funny how she didn’t look for her after 27 years.She needs to praise her adoptive parent’s who raised her, took care of her and made her the person she is today.

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Karen Keifer

Posted at 1:08 AM on March 30, 2014  

Finally a Positive Story, Daughter & Mom Reunited, Extended Family. 16 year old, raped is not a woman, she was a child. Rape victims carry the guilt that somehow they were responsible for it. GodBless Mom.

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Posted at 1:27 PM on March 26, 2014  

Emotional story. Glad there is a happy ending. Scriptwriters need to do a Lifetime movie on this story.

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