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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 22
    More: Sappy, Facebook, Katheryn Deprill  
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2014-03-26 07:58:33 AM  
6 votes:
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.
2014-03-26 11:49:15 AM  
2 votes:
Better get a DNA test. It's not unheard of for attention whores (or worse) to pretend to be the person you're looking for.
2014-03-26 09:16:11 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-03-26 08:09:31 AM  
2 votes:

wataga123: So far, nobody has read the article.


This is Fark; it's not an obligation and the majority of the time it's not even worth it.
2014-03-26 08:02:15 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-03-26 07:44:52 AM  
2 votes:
Unless it's to kick her in the snatch why would she want to see her?
2014-03-26 03:22:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:56:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:05:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:01:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:28:49 PM  
1 votes:
As an adoptee who has found her birthfamily, I am very very happy for Ms. Deprill.  I am sure she grew up with many of the same questions I did...there are always the medical problems you know nothing about, but for me it was also:  who did I get these knobby knees from?  who do I look like?  did someone have clincial depression/anxiety, if so who? who had huge feet (size 9 1/2 womens at 5'5 1/2")?  These were among my questions and I had a normal adoption.  Aside from those questions, there also comes a point where you just want to say thanks (at least I did).  Thanks for loving me more than you loved yourself and putting me up for adoption.  You want to let them know you turned out okay (better than okay).

Once I found my birthfamily and got the courts to unseal my records, I kind of went the other way though.  I found out that my birthmom had not sought out or received any prenatal care until about 2 weeks before I was born.  In speaking with my half-sister, she told me that my birthmom wanted to abort me but it was too late along in the pregnancy (this was in 1967) and then she kept hoping she would miscarry and kept smoking and drinking in an effort to make me go away.  When it got to around the 8th month, she realized I wasn't going anywhere and found the adoption agency who handled my adoption.  They were able to provide two weeks of prenatal care before she delivered.   I was born one month premature.

I truly hope Ms. Deprill receives answers to all of her questions and is left with a good feeling about her reunion.

/after finding my birthfamily, all I can say is "Thank God I was adopted!"
//of course it still goes the other way, like when my (adoptive) brother does something stupid--"Thank God I'm adopted!"
///birthmom has been forgiven for neglecting me during her pregnancy but I'm having a hard time forgiving her for killing herself before I could find her
2014-03-26 10:35:59 AM  
1 votes:
I've seen a few of these things pop on facebook and my first thought is always "what if the birth parent doesn't want to be found?"  There are a million different reasons why a person would abandon/put kid up for adoption, so obviously not all of them think that way, but to put them on public blast like that just seems farked up....

/hope the BK baby and mom get their shiat figured out
//wouldn't be surprised if they don't
2014-03-26 09:49:15 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-03-26 09:18:15 AM  
1 votes:
2014-03-26 08:40:28 AM  
1 votes:
Even if I hadn't rtfa, I could still see why someone would want to know who exactly their biological parents are. There are medical concerns at the very least.
2014-03-26 08:24:18 AM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: So when do they arrest the birth mother?


In an earlier article, the DA said that the statute of limitations on abandonment is 2 years. So, never.
2014-03-26 08:16:51 AM  
1 votes:

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

Leaving the baby in a bathroom where it would be found and cared for is different than putting the baby in a plastic bag and tossing it in a toilet tank.
2014-03-26 07:57:30 AM  
1 votes:
So far, nobody has read the article.
2014-03-26 07:57:16 AM  
1 votes:
Not mother. Birthmother. Big difference.
2014-03-26 07:52:56 AM  
1 votes:

Calvin Butterball: I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.

/IGN


Apparently, the chick stayed quite a while after you were done.
2014-03-26 07:46:24 AM  
1 votes:
My birth dad abandoned my family when I was very young. If I ever find that motherfarker, I will kill him. If this lady turns up dead in a month or two, from "natural causes", run a tox screen.
2014-03-26 02:39:05 AM  
1 votes:
Why would she WANT to find some biatch who abandoned her in a frigging restroom?

There's got to be money in this for her somehow. Or maybe she's weird.
 
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