Woman Wants to Find Mom Who Abandoned Her as an Infant (VIDEO)

You can just tell Katheryn Deprill's adoptive parents raised her right. The 27-year-old mom of three children did not have the best start in life. When she was just a few days old, her mother abandoned her at a Burger King bathroom in Pennsylvania -- a story that made all of the papers at the time. But she was luckier than most because she was adopted by two very caring people who never lied to her about her past. When Katheryn recently revealed to them that she wanted to try and find her birth mom, they weren't just supportive -- they decided to help her do it.

It was Katheryn's adoptive mother who suggested she post a photo of herself on Facebook, along with a description of her mission to find her real mom. The photo has been shared tens of thousands of times so far. The so-called "Burger King Baby" says she always knew she was adopted, but that her parents sat her down when she was 12 and handed her a scrapbook containing news articles about her from that time.

I can't imagine how rebellious that revelation would have caused me to become at that age! I'm sure a part of me would have constantly wondered what was wrong with me and why my mom would choose to leave me in such a horrific way. But Katheryn seems incredibly level-headed. She says she wants to find out if she has brothers or sisters and is curious about her background and medical history. She also wants to meet someone who looks like her.

Most impressively, there doesn't seem to be one ounce of anger or resentment coursing through the woman's veins. She says she wants to thank her birth mom for not throwing her in a dumpster and that she imagines her mother was probably young and scared. Katheryn sounds like one heck of an empathetic mom and woman who possibly got to the point where she is ready to meet her real mom after experiencing the many emotions associated with raising her own children.

I think it's beautiful that Katheryn's adoptive mom is helping her and is secure enough to not feel threatened by her daughter's desire to meet her birth mom. I sincerely hope she finds her mother alive and well and is able to obtain the answers she seeks.

Here's a video of Katheryn sharing a bit about her desire to meet her mother:

Do you think you would try and locate your birth mom if you were in this young woman's shoes and had been abandoned as a baby?


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Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Could the mother be charged with anything at this point? If she's risking prison that might prevent her from saying anything.

nekoy... nekoyukidoll

I'm adopted and I have thought often of reaching out to my birth mom to say I'm doing fine and think of her.  I know very little about the circumstances of my adoption, only that my birth father was much older than her and that she wanted too keep me but changed her mind.  


I really hope she finds the answers she is looking for.

Frost... FrostyMelted

I hope the answers she finds are ones she can live with.

nonmember avatar ThickerThanBlud

Ok,yes, blood is spelled the German way, it was the only way I could get the thing on there.

Back on point. The girl that dumped her in a BK was NOT her REAL MOTHER! She was her BIRTH Mom (or incubator is the term I like.) Her REAL Mother was the one that was there for every scrap, bump and heart-break. It is a SLAP IN THE FACE to her mother for her to look for (and post on a world wide site) that she is looking for a person who had no interest in her care or welfare from the get-go. I hope that her bio mom wants nothing to do with her. And that she will see the past is better left there, in the past.

Amber Richardson

ThickerThanBlud you are extremely rude. You dont know the mothers story, or why she did it, but to say that you hope her birth mother wants nothing to do with her? What kind of monster are you? This woman NEEDS her medical history, She WANTS to know her birth mother, if her birth mother doesnt want to know her than fine, but aleast she can say she tried.  But then again, what if the birth mother regrets it? Hm? Did you ever think of that? 

nonmember avatar Wendy

Thickerthanblud...I agree that her adoptive mom would be the one considered the REAL mom, but if you read the story, you would see that her adoptive mom is helping her with this & that it was her idea to post the photo & story on the internet. There is nothing wrong with wanting to know where you came from.

nonmember avatar Shelley Woelfel

First of all, as a mother of two adopted girls, she needs to change something very important; it's her birth mother not her real mom. Her real mom is the mother who raised her, loved her every single second, etc. I always been open an honest about their adoptions. I've shared everything that I know about their birth parent (s). But hurt beyond believe of them talking about searching for them. It hurt me even to talk about it. I've gotten better, but still. Adoptive children say they feel like something is missing, a empty hole. They feel like they were a mistake. My heart sinks because it makes me feel like I've done something wrong or I haven't been enough, somehow.

Maybe the birthmother was scared. But, they made yhe choice to desert them. Yes, they didn't abort them, but why not put them up for adoption? That tells me that they don't want to know and choose to forget it. Then as the mother, we have to worry if all the potential hurt if they convey hurtful information.

ninag... ninag1980

It interesting that no matter how loving and caring your adoptive family can be, adopted kids will ALWAYS want to find their "real" family.  I think a little peice of your soul is missing untl you know where you came from.

nonmember avatar Laura Watts

I would just like to point out that her "real mom" is the one helping her search for her biological mother. There is a BIG difference.

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