Burger King Baby finds birth mom
A woman who, as a newborn, was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant said Tuesday she has found her birth mother just three weeks after launching a search that garnered worldwide attention.
Katheryn Deprill, 27, said she felt “pure joy” when she met her biological mother for the first time Monday at an attorney’s office.
“She is better than anything I could’ve ever imagined. She is so sweet and amazing,” said Deprill, who has become known as the Burger King Baby.
Deprill began her quest March 2 by posting on her Facebook page a photo in which she held up a sign that said, “Looking for my birth mother. . . . She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA.”
The photo was shared more than 30,000 times by Facebook users around the world, and Deprill’s story landed in numerous media outlets.
That caught the attention of the woman who abandoned her and she came forward to attorney John Waldron, who arranged for them to meet.
Deprill said she bears a very strong resemblance to the woman, whose name she wouldn’t disclose.
“It looked like I was looking in a mirror,” she said.
Deprill, an EMT and married mother of three who lives outside Allentown in South Whitehall Township, said she embraced her mother.
“I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years, and that broke the ice,” she said.