Mother Is Reunited With Daughter After Abandoning Her In Burger King

Wed, March 26, 2014 12:32pm EDT 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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