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  • 11 March 2014, 15:28

'Burger King Baby' Seeks Mum On Facebook

A woman who was abandoned in a Burger King in Pennsylvania as a baby has turned to Facebook to find her biological mother.

Katheryn Deprill posted a photo of herself holding a sign asking for help.

"Looking for my birth mother. She gave birth to me September 15th 1986. She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA.

"Please help me find her by sharing my post. Maybe she will see this. Thank you."

The image has been shared more than 28,000 times on Facebook.

Ms Deprill was just hours old when she was abandoned, wrapped in a red sweater, in the bathroom of the fast-food restaurant in 1986.

She was raised by adoptive parents.

Now 27, she is a married mother of three - and says she has questions for her biological mother.

"Number one is, I would really like to say, 'Thank you for not throwing me away, thank you for giving me the gift of life, and look what I've become,'" she told the AP news agency.

"What made her do it? Why did she feel that she shouldn't leave me at a hospital? Was she going through a horrible time?"

For all the encouragements Ms Deprill is getting on Facebook, there has been no sign yet of her biological mother.

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