A baby girl was left in a Burger King bathroom 27 years ago in Allentown, and now that baby is searching for the mother that abandoned her. That baby, now 27-year-old Katheryn Deprill, has taken to Facebook in hopes of finding her mother.
According to Fox Baltimore, the 27-year-old from South Whitehall Township was found as a newborn in the bathroom of a Burger King in Allentown on September 15, 1986. “Someone had heard me crying and they notified the staff and they came in, I was laying there on the floor,” Deprill said. The report continued on to say that she was then put into foster care with Brenda Hollis and her family, who later adopted Deprill.
Like many children who end up in foster care or being adopted, Deprill says she only seeks the answer to a few questions from the woman who gave birth to her. Since the woman who abandoned her in the Burger King bathroom has never been found or identified, Deprill has taken to Facebook in hopes of finding her.
According to the Allentown Morning Call, Deprill knows that her birth mother might be reluctant to respond to her if she were to come across the Facebook post. The report stated that Deprill only wants to let the woman know that she is faring well in life, and “that she is neither angry nor resentful nor seeking anything beyond a few answers: What’s my background? My medical history? Why did you leave me behind?” She also stated that she wants to thank her birth mother for giving her a chance to be found in the Burger King instead of just being left to die.
“I want to say thank you for not throwing me away, literally,” Katheryn said. “If she was a young girl I would hope that we could be friends…I just hope that i can see her and maybe give her a hug.”
Deprill posted her public Facebook post on Sunday, and since them, the post has been shared over 12,600 times. With her Facebook plea being shared quickly by thousands, Deprill wants people to know that her search for her birth mother has nothing to do with the family she was raised in.
“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,” Katheryn said. “I think it’s just kind of fun, like there are so many questions to be asked and it’s just, I am so excited about it.”
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