Woman abandoned as a baby in Burger King bathroom searches for her mother

The "Burger King Baby," Katheryn Deprill, was left in the restaurant in 1986.

By Evan Bleier
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ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 5 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old woman who was abandoned in the bathroom of a Burger King in Allentown, Penn., in 1986 has taken to social media in an attempt to connect with her birth mother.

Known as the “Burger King Baby,” Katheryn Deprill is now married with three boys. She began her search with a Facebook message.


In the post, Deprill holds a handwritten sign with a simple message:

"Looking for my birth mother. She gave birth to me September 15th, 1986. She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown, PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post. Maybe she will see this. Thank you."

Deprill is also trying to use newspapers and television stations to connect with her mom.

"I'm not looking to replace my brothers and sisters now or my family, my mom and dad, cause it was great, we had the best childhood,” she told WJBF. “I really want to see her and just ask her why and see if I have any brothers and sisters and anyone that looks like me. If she's a young girl, was a young girl I would hope that we could be friends, that she could be a friend to her."


Her foster mother is curious about what the search might turn up. "I think it's just kind of fun like there's so many questions to be asked and it's just, I am so excited about it,” Brenda Hollis said.

Whether they connect or not, Deprill wants her biological mom to know she isn’t mad. "I would like to say thank you to her, that she did not throw me away," Deprill told the Allentown Morning Call.

[WJBF] [Allentown Morning Call]

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