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Obama Nearly Given Up for Adoption?

John on July 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

As the report at Politico stipulates, it’s not clear his parents were in earnest about this, but it does suggest once again that Barack Obama was born into a world of chaos:

“Subject got his USC wife ‘Hapai’ [Hawaiian for pregnant] and although they were married they do not live together and Miss Dunham is making arrangements with the Salvation Army to give the baby away,” read a memo written by an administrator in the Honolulu office of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, which describes the elder Obama’s conversation with immigration officers.

Jacobs says it’s unclear whether the president’s parents were really considering giving up their son, or if the story was fabricated to “appease immigration officials.”

My own parents marriage didn’t survive very long past my birth, so I’m not pointing fingers. On the contrary, I know what it’s like to grow up in a situation like this.

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