The story of Katheryn Deprill is lighting up the Internet this week. Deprill is on a mission to find her birth mother after she was left in a fast food restaurant bathroom 27 years ago, WPTV reports.
Deprill hopes social media will help find her biological mom.
"It looks like so far there's 2,000 shares and I've seen people shared it in Mexico," she told 69 News. Deprill was referring to the picture she posted on Facebook along with her wish to find the mother who gave birth to her. She is asking others to share the photo in the hopes it will lead to her bio mom.
Deprill's Facebook post reads in part, "Going back to the beginning of my life… At only a few hours old I was abandoned by my biological mother on the floor in the Burger King bathroom on S. 4Th St in Allentown (google Burger King Baby 1986 Allentown PA). A customer heard a baby crying, she went into the bathroom and there I was laying on the cold floor."
Left in a Burger King bathroom
Deprill was headline news on Sept. 15, 1986, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when she was found abandoned as a baby in the restroom of a Burger King restaurant.
"I feel like there's a piece of me missing," she said.
"Someone had heard me crying and they notified the staff and they came in. I was laying there on the floor," Deprill explained.
She was put into foster care with Brenda Hollis' family, who eventually adopted her.
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"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," Deprill said.
Adoptive mother supportive
Deprill’s adoptive mother, Brenda Hollis, is supportive of her daughter’s quest to find her biological mom.
"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."
Married with kids
Deprill is married with three sons of her own and that is part of the reason she wants to find the woman who left her in the bathroom. That medical history would be important for her children.
"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," said Deprill.
Reassures her birth mother
Deprill had these words of reassurance for her birth mother: "We're not coming after you for anything. We're not angry. I just want to see you. I want to say thank you for not throwing me away, literally. "I came to realize, especially now being a mother, it's very hard, things are very expensive and I would guess she just couldn't give me the life that she wanted, which is why she left me in a warm, public place."
“I came to realize, especially now being a mother, it’s very hard, things are very expensive and I would guess she just couldn’t give me the life that she wanted, which is why she left me in a warm, public place,” Deprill told
Deprill added that if her mom was a young girl when she gave birth, she hoped that she could be friends with the woman. But most of all, Deprill added, "I just hope that I can see her and maybe give her a hug."
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