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(ABC Local)   Woman who was known as Burger King Baby after being abandoned in a Pennsylvanian Burger King bathroom when she was a baby and started a Facebook campaign to find her mother has proven the internet works after finding her mother   (abclocal.go.com) divider line 67
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2014-03-26 12:42:53 PM

blunttrauma: WTFDYW: Zeb Hesselgresser: Mom was a teenager.  The pregnancy was the result of a rapey relative.  She hid the incident and the pregnancy from her parents.  Mom knew the baby would be found and cared for quickly.  Now we have the hospital no questions asked drop off law.

Kids make bad decisions.  Film at 11.

THIS

I see you and me are the only ones that RTFA so far.

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee, but I don't see that in the linked article at all.   In fact, it is pretty short, so here is the whole thing:

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -
A woman who as a baby just a few hours old was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant says she has found her birth mother.
Twenty-seven-year-old Katheryn Deprill says she met her biological mother for the first time Monday in an attorney's office. Deprill said Tuesday she felt "pure joy" and it was like "looking in a mirror."
Deprill began her quest March 2 by posting a photo on Facebook. The photo showed Deprill holding up a sign saying, "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."
Deprill is known as the Burger King Baby. She says she and her birth mom plan to have more meetings to get to know each other better.

Can you please point out where it says anything about hidden pregnancies or rapey relatives?


Keep scrolling you lazy tard. And anyone else who thinks the article ended because here was an ad or picture in the way.

After reading that I can't be angry at the mother. Being raped and pregnant at 16 would be beyond horrible, I can totally understand the added prospect of being questioned and judged for it unbearable.
 
2014-03-26 12:59:27 PM

Bedstead Polisher: My aunt had a baby when she was still in University and not married and was forced to give up the baby (family pressure--what will people THINK?!)
I didn't even know about my cousin's existence until she was in her 20's and wanted to meet my aunt (and the rest of the family).
I think that everything was pretty good at the beginning, until my cousin discovered that my aunt is kind of messed up, lied about who the father was (for 30 years, everyone thought it was one dude, turns out baby was a result of an affair), and was generally self-centered. At least my cousin got to know her other siblings.

I know someone else who was a teen mom, gave up the baby and now has a wonderful relationship with the girl she gave up way back when she just wasn't ready to be a parent.

Let's hope Burger King mom situation is more like the latter.


Had something like that happen in my family one relative adopted other ones kid that was born out of wedlock, they hid it all. Pretty much nobody found out about it until after the birthmoms death. It was weird when my mom told me the story. Family historys can be weird at times.
 
2014-03-26 01:01:33 PM

Frozboz: Not mother. Birthmother. Big difference.


No a mother by definition is the woman who gives birth to the child
 
2014-03-26 01:01:37 PM
I think it's kind of sweet. I mean, abandoning a kid is not a good thing, but at least she put her inside someplace where she'd be found and cared for, not in a dumpster.

The birth mother was a teenager when this happened, apparently under very terrible circumstances. I'm inclined to cut her a great deal of slack on this. If BK Baby can get over it, I think we can, too.
 
2014-03-26 01:05:36 PM

Warlordtrooper: Frozboz: Not mother. Birthmother. Big difference.

No a mother by definition is the woman who gives birth to the child


Not so fast there.  I am adopted.  I have my birthmother...she gave birth to me and THAT IS IT.

Then there is my mother.  The woman who raised me as her own child.  The woman who stayed up nursing me through colds and everything else that I contracted as a child.  The woman who opened her heart and her home to me and provided for me, made sure I had Christmas presents when she (and my dad) were trying to figure out how to pay the mortgage.

Guess who I consider my mother???  HINT:  It sure as fark ain't the woman who gave birth to me.
 
2014-03-26 01:13:27 PM
Mystery Vortex:Keep scrolling you lazy tard. And anyone else who thinks the article ended because here was an ad or picture in the way.

OK, WTF.

Now the link goes to ABC.  When I clicked on the link, it went to "My Fox Philly"  Screenshot of the still open browser window:


www.shedracing.net
Here is the link I went to:  http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/25071387/burger-king-baby-update  which doesn't say anything about rape.
 
2014-03-26 01:15:01 PM

blunttrauma: Mystery Vortex:Keep scrolling you lazy tard. And anyone else who thinks the article ended because here was an ad or picture in the way.

OK, WTF.

Now the link goes to ABC.  When I clicked on the link, it went to "My Fox Philly"  Screenshot of the still open browser window:


[www.shedracing.net image 850x78]
Here is the link I went to:  http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/25071387/burger-king-baby-update  which doesn't say anything about rape.


Same here.
 
2014-03-26 01:47:30 PM

wataga123: So far, nobody has read the article.



This. Nice story. Sad way to begin life.
 
2014-03-26 02:56:32 PM

Bedstead Polisher: My aunt had a baby when she was still in University and not married and was forced to give up the baby (family pressure--what will people THINK?!)
I didn't even know about my cousin's existence until she was in her 20's and wanted to meet my aunt (and the rest of the family).
I think that everything was pretty good at the beginning, until my cousin discovered that my aunt is kind of messed up, lied about who the father was (for 30 years, everyone thought it was one dude, turns out baby was a result of an affair), and was generally self-centered. At least my cousin got to know her other siblings.

I know someone else who was a teen mom, gave up the baby and now has a wonderful relationship with the girl she gave up way back when she just wasn't ready to be a parent.

Let's hope Burger King mom situation is more like the latter.


Similar story here.  Aunt gave up daughter at 16, who hit the jackpot with adoptive parents.  Only started to look for my aunt (birthmother) when she had her own kid and wanted to get some medical history/sense of roots, all that jazz.  Except it wasn't family pressure so much as "You're 16.  Are you seriously going to raise a baby?" and us kids knew about it as a cautionary teenage tale.  Cousin is pretty cool, and still visits for important family events (she lives in Calgary, we are in Ontario).  Her half-brother, however, (raised as an only child) does not get along with her AT ALL.  They're 42 and 46 years old and he acts like a sullen 12 year old when she's around.  So weird.
 
2014-03-26 02:59:20 PM
How did a 16-year-old with the resources to travel abroad hide an entire pregnancy from her parents, then manage to give birth by herself in her bedroom? If nothing else, birth takes a long time and makes a lot of noise and an enormous mess.
 
2014-03-26 03:22:04 PM

cherryl taggart: WordyGrrl: Here's a much better article than the linked one: http://articles.mcall.com/2014-03-25/news/mc-allentown-burger-king-ba b y-finds-mom-20140325_1_mother-and-daughter-finds-mom-south-whitehall-t ownship

Thanks for that link.  These are the results that keep most adoptees hoping to find their birth parents, but for most of them, the birth parents are dead or better off never found.  Especially if the adoptee has been fantasizing about parents that would swoop in and rescue them from whatever home they ended up in.  Growing up, thinking the first people that knew you didn't want you, is hard enough, but finding out the birth parents are in much, much worse circumstances can be devastating.


A friend of mine (in her 40s) tracked down her birth mother, and the two looked like identical twins. No traumatic story, thank goodness. "Mom" had a one-night fling with a guy at a party. I those days, unwed mothers got shipped off out of town and the baby was put up for adoption via the Gladney organization.

Although they did hit it off well enough to occasionally vacation together, the birth mom never felt that "maternal bond" toward my friend -- and my friend had a really hard time accepting that, because she has a really close bond with her own daughter.
 
2014-03-26 04:16:29 PM

YixilTesiphon: How did a 16-year-old with the resources to travel abroad hide an entire pregnancy from her parents, then manage to give birth by herself in her bedroom? If nothing else, birth takes a long time and makes a lot of noise and an enormous mess.


I smelled something fishy (pun intended) when I read that in another article also. It just doesn't add up.
 
2014-03-26 04:47:54 PM

blunttrauma: Can you please point out where it says anything about hidden pregnancies or rapey relatives?


Try this link out for size:  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/26/us/pennsylvania-burger-king-baby-re u nion/index.html
 
2014-03-26 06:35:15 PM

FarkingBabs: Not so fast there.  I am adopted.  I have my birthmother...she gave birth to me and THAT IS IT.


Yeah.  My wife and are adoptive parents.  Our child's birthparents did two things.. 1) Gave our son life, and 2) made the wise decision NOT TO ABANDON HIM IN A BATHROOM.

We're grateful for both.
 
2014-03-26 08:02:22 PM

untaken_name: My birth dad abandoned my family when I was very young. If I ever find that motherfarker, I will kill him.


This is an exceptionally accurate use of that word.
 
2014-03-26 09:34:54 PM
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2014-03-27 10:14:21 AM

lobotomy survivor: untaken_name: My birth dad abandoned my family when I was very young. If I ever find that motherfarker, I will kill him.

This is an exceptionally accurate use of that word.


Thank you. I truly strive for precision, but accuracy is always nice.
 
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