After 27 years, the Burger King baby was reunited with her biological mother who abandoned her and the emotional reunion has left the two stunned at the amount of things they have in common.
Some may call it coincidence other divine Katheryn Ann Deprill, known as the "Burger King Baby," til her adopted mother named her is now reunited and getting to know her birth mother, Catherine Ann Pochek, 44, the two were astonished to find out they share the same first and middle name.
Deprill reached out for people on Facebook to help find her birth mother after being encourage by the mom that raised her Brenda Hollis. Over 33,000 people shared the post; Pochek came across her daughter's photo. The birth mother then reached out to an attorney who contacted the two women and they finally met for the first time on March 24.
At the age of 16, Pochek was raped during a trip for Spring Break, she never told anyone, not even the police and kept her pregnancy a secret. She gave birth to the baby with no one else their in her bedroom, then left the at the Burger King bathroom.
For years, Deprill yearned to find her biological mother and to know her origins. Once adopted Hollis and her husband never hid from her the fact that she was adopted and at the age of 12 they revealed to Deprill how she was found as a baby.
After reuniting the both mother and daughter discovered that they both are emergency medical technicians. They drive the same make and color car and surprisingly Pochek being from the same town as Deprill's husband actually babysat him when he was young.
Pochek said she understands that her choice to come forward would probably cause her to be judged and criticized, however, she did not want Deprill’s request to find her birth mom to get taken advantage of and she felt it was important for her to share her story.
"If we can help some other girl who is in the situation that I was in, it's worth a little bit of judgment that people might bring upon us," the birth mother shared. "If it's just one girl that we can help, it's worth it," she explained during an interview with Today.