Woman Whose Mom Abandoned Her in a Burger King 27 Years Ago: Thanks for Giving Me Life

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 6, 2014   |   8:00PM   |   Washington, DC

LifeNews has covered so many stories about infanticide and abandoned babies over the years, but this one is much different.

Katheryn Deprill is looking for her birth mother. No, she’s not an infant child whose mother recently left her someplace. Instead, she’s a 27-year-old whose mother left her at a Burger King not long after her birth. She was eventually adopted by a loving family and says she had a great childhood and has a good life.

deprillBut, Deprill wants to know if her mother is out there somewhere or even a brother or sister. Her picture of herself holding a piece of paper thanking her Mom for giving her life is going viral on Facebook.

As the Christian Post reports:

A woman known as the “Burger King baby” after her mother abandoned her in a restaurant in Pennsylvania is now searching for her birth mother in order to say thank you for not throwing her away. Katheryn Deprill is hoping that a viral campaign will lead to a reunion and give her the chance to say thank you to the woman who gave her birth.

Deprill was born 27 years ago and found abandoned in an Allentown Burger King; she made headlines and authorities conducted a search to find her birth mother. Unfortunately, no leads panned out, but Deprill was adopted by Brenda Hollis and her family. Deprill is extremely grateful for her life but wants to extend that gratitude to her birth mother.

“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. I feel like there’s a piece of me missing,” Deprill told WFMZ. “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.”



“I think it’s just kind of fun,” her adoptive mother, Brenda Hollis, added. “There’s just so many questions to be asked and it’s just, I am so excited about it.”

Deprill is married and has three sons of her own, whom she would like to introduce to her birth mother. She posted a photo asking for help online, and the image immediately went viral with over 14,000 shares on Facebook alone.