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'Burger King baby' to use DNA in search for mother

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - A Lehigh County woman, dubbed the "Burger King baby," said she will use DNA in an effort to track down her biological mother.

Last month, Katheryn Deprill, of South Whitehall Township, garnered national headlines after posting a photo on her Facebook page.

In the picture, Deprill holds a sign that reads "looking for my birth mother. She gave birth to me September 15, 1986. She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown, Pa. Please help me find her by sharing my post. Maybe she will see this. Thank you."

Since then, the photo has been shared and re-posted thousands of times. Deprill has also shared her story with a number of media outlets, including HLN's Nancy Grace.

Now, Deprill is ramping up her efforts to find the woman who abandoned her.

She told 69 News that she will appear on the nationally-syndicated program, "The Doctors," which airs weekdays at 9 p.m. on 69-WFMZ-TV.

Deprill said the show is funding three DNA tests along with a year's subscription to ancestry.com.

The show will fly Deprill and her adoptive mother to Hollywood for the taping in mid-April.

Deprill said one of the main motivators to find her biological mother is to learn more about her medical history.

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