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Katheryn Deprill: Girl left in restaurant seeks mother on Facebook, viral plea

The young woman looking for her mother, Katheryn Deprill
The young woman looking for her mother, Katheryn Deprill
Facebook Photo File, The Epoch Times

Katheryn Deprill is one determined young woman once left by her mother in a Burger King Restaurant that is now making news this week. The 27-year-old resident from Pennsylvania is making an active search for her birth mother, using Facebook as the medium for seeking her. The Epoch Times reveals this Wednesday, March 5, 2014, that Deprill hopes to make peace with her mother and understand why she was abandoned over 25 years ago in the first place.

Having been left in a bathroom of an Allentown restaurant when she was only a young girl, Katheryn Deprill might be expected to have very bitter or outright angry feelings toward her birth mother. However, the 27-year-old is instead looking to find and make amends with her mom through an informal Facebook plea. While Deprill hit headlines years ago when she was first abandoned, she hopes her name will once again come to the forefront with better news this time around.

“I feel like there’s a piece of me missing,” Katheryn Deprill said to a local news station on hoping to reunite with her birth mom.

After being put into a foster care system soon after she was found in the Burger King restaurant’s bathroom, she was later adopted by a loving family.

“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,” said Deprill in her viral post.

Now, the 27-year-old woman is a proud wife and mother, having three sons of her own. Katheryn Deprill says that there are many things she hopes to learn from her mother, particularly whether she has any siblings, her medical history, and her past as a child.

“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,” she said on her Facebook search hopes. Deprill added that she’s not angry at her mom for abandoning her, though the reason why continues to nag her.

“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 just hope that I can see her and maybe give her a hug.”

After making the post on Facebook this March 2, the viral plea has already been shared 13,000 times. Deprill concluded that people across the U.S. nation and even beyond have shared her pleas, and hopes her mother will eventually come forward so that mom and daughter may be reunited.