In the Media
When she turned 18, she used social media to track down her biological parents. After making contact with them, she moved to their home just west of Richmond, Virginia, in August 2016 and began to live with her biological parents and their two other children.  
Steven Pladl allegedly told his other children to call Katie Pladl their step-mom. The wife called Steven Pladl and asked him if he had impregnated their adult biological daughter. Steven Pladl told his wife he was the father of Katie’s child and that they planned to marry.