The woman who became known as the "Burger King Baby" says she may finally have gotten her happy ending.

Tearful reunion of mother and child she left behind nearly 30 years ago


Katheryn Deprill was left in the bathroom of the restarurant in Allentown, Pennsylvania 27 years ago.  Fortunately, she was discovered soon afterward and is today in good health.

The woman's story, though, featured on a network program, stirred emotions again when it was learned that Deprill wanted to find the woman who left her alone those many years ago, to thank her.

She got her wish this week when she received a call saying her birth mother had been located.  The two finally came face to face again in the office of the mother's attorney.  Deprill, according to the report, showed up with her 7 month old son--the youngest of three boys.  The birth mother, who did not want to be identified, came with her husband.

While some would think Deprill would be angry after being abandoned like that,  she wasn't.  Instead, she hugged the woman who walked away from her nearly three decades ago, and got her chance to say  thank you.  She said she has had a wonderful life, but the identty of her the woman who left her behind has always haunted her.

The two hugged in a teary reunion.  Deprill said she wanted to thank the woman for leaving her where she would be found and eventually adopted.

The questions from the meeting were not hard to figure out.  Deprill wanted to know why her mother left her, what was her heritage and if there were any health issues she should know about.

Deprill walked away finally with an understanding of what led to her headline-making story.

Her mother explained she became pregnant after being sexually assaulted in another country while on a family vacation.  Ashamed and embarrassed, she hid the pregnancy.  Katheryn was born at the 17 year old's home without her parent's knowledge and was then taken to the Burger King and left.  The woman claimed she was confused and just wanted to make sure the baby would be found and cared for.

But the emotional meeting will not be the last.  "We have 27 years of catching up to do," Deprill said.