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by daniel kelley
A woman abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in a fast-food restaurant bathroom has been reunited with her birth mum after a social media blitz.
Katheryn Deprill, left in the Burger King bathroom only hours after she was born, met her birth mother on March 24 in a lawyer’s office, she told a local TV station in an interview.
Deprill said her birth mum, who she didn't identify, recounted getting pregnant after being raped while on a trip abroad and giving birth in her childhood bedroom at the age of 17. Her parents didn't know she was pregnant and she was afraid to tell them, she said.
“She left me somewhere she knew I’d be found. She did not want to throw me away,” Deprill told the TV station.
Deprill took the baby to Burger King because it was crowded, and she knew the newborn would be found quickly. Deprill, a mother of three who works as an emergency medical technician, launched a Facebook campaign on March 2 in an effort to find her mum. A photo of Deprill, holding a handwritten sign describing the circumstances of her birth, has been shared more than 32,000 times on the site.
“Looking for my birth mother,” the sign read. “Please help me find her by sharing this post. Maybe she will see this.”
Deprill was adopted by Brenda and Carl Hollis, and remained in the Allentown area. John Waldron, an attorney who facilitated the meeting, said that the birth mum had also stayed in the area, and saw the campaign within a few days of its launch.
“It’s a starting point for them because now they’ve started a relationship, and they’re going to stay in contact,” Waldron said. – Reuters
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