It was a reunion 27 years in the making! Katheryn Deprill was abandoned in a Burger King bathroom in Pennsylvania back in 1986. Recently, she took to the Internet to search for her biological mother.

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Deprill posted a photo on her Facebook page of herself holding a sign with details about her birth. The photo went viral – it was shared more than 30,000 times and made national headlines.

According to, the search caught the attention of Deprill’s birth mother. They met for the first time last Monday at an attorney’s office in Allentown.

Deprill said she bears a strong resemblance to her mother and looks forward to getting to know her better.

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Deprill, an EMT and married mother of three who lives outside Allentown in South Whitehall Township, said she embraced her mother. 

"I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years, and that broke the ice," she said. "I asked if I could have it, and she said, 'absolutely,' and just held her arms open, and the rest is history."

The pair met for about four hours and exchanged contact information. Deprill said they plan to meet again.

"We are definitely going to have a relationship," she said.

Deprill declined to address the circumstances of her abandonment, referring those questions to Waldron, who did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. 

She also declined to identify her mother after the meeting.

Waldron told WFMZ-TV that the woman said that, as a teenager, she was raped while traveling abroad and became pregnant. The woman said she hid the pregnancy from her parents and, when she gave birth, felt she could not take her newborn to the hospital.

Waldron said the woman recently had launched her own search for the daughter she gave up.

Deprill told the station her mother "was extremely upset that she had to leave me and it wasn't what she wanted, but she felt she had no other means. She was only 17 years-old."

"She left me somewhere she knew I'd be found. She did not want to throw me away."

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