'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook

Katheryn Deprill
This March 2, 2014 photo provided by Katheryn Deprill that she posted on Facebook, shows her holding a sign that says she is seeking her birth mother. Deprill was abandoned in the bathroom of a Burger King restaurant in Allentown, Pa., when she was a few hours old. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Katheryn Deprill)

In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant in Pennsylvania.
Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother — and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.
Katheryn DeprillTwenty-seven-year-old Katheryn Deprill began her quest on March 2 by posting a photo on Facebook.
The photo shows Deprill holding up a sign that says, “Looking for my birth mother … She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post.”
A week later, Deprill’s photo has been shared nearly 27,000 times by Facebook users.
Deprill says she wants to thank her biological mother for “not throwing me away.”

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