Barack Obama Sr. told immigration officials he would give the future president up to the Salvation Army as soon as he was born!
Kenyan-born Barack Obama Sr. made the statement during an interview to renew his student visa, in 1961, while his 18-year-old wife (Barack Obama’s mom) Ann Dunham was five-months pregnant.
A memo following the interview reads, “Subject got his USC (U.S. citizen) 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.”
Obama Sr, then 24, was being investigated at the time by immigration officials over allegations he lived a ‘playboy’ lifestyle and had a number of wives.
The couple kept their baby, but split soon after. Barack Sr. later returned to Kenya where he died in a car accident, and the President was raised largely by his maternal grandparents in Hawaii.
The report has come to light following a Freedom of Information request from an Obama biographer. It’s not clear if Barack Obama‘s father was serious about the adoption plan, or if he was lying to help his chances of securing a visa extension.
If true, the news won’t be a complete surprise to President Obama — he has spoken in the past about the pressure his mom would have faced to put him up for adoption, at a time when mixed-race marriages were still illegal in 22 states.
He wrote in his memoir Dreams From My Father, “The hostile stares, the whispers, might have driven a woman in my mother’s predicament into a back-alley abortion – or at the very least to a distant convent that could arrange for adoption.”
But the President is convinced his mother would never have gone through an adoption. When asked if Obama had ever looked into the matter, his former press secretary Robert Gibbs insisted the answer was “no” because Obama “is absolutely convinced that she did not.”
The President’s maternal great uncle, Charles Payne, agrees: “I never heard any talk of adoption whatsoever.”
“Ann decided she had done this and this was her child and she was going to take care of him,” he adds. “From day one, as far as I could tell, she and (her parents) Madelyn and Stanley were all completely committed to Barack.”
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