Updated, again! Obama’s Parents Planned to Put Him Up for Adoption

© Miri WTPOTUS 2011  UPDATED Twice.

In an amazing turn of events, a reporter for Boston.com alleges that Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann Dunham discussed giving their baby up to the Salvation Army for adoption.

The elder Barack H. Obama, a sophomore at the University of Hawaii, had come under scrutiny by federal immigration officials who were concerned that he had more than one wife. When he was questioned by the school’s foreign student adviser, the 24-year-old Obama insisted that he had divorced his wife in his native Kenya. Although his new wife, Ann Dunham, was five months pregnant with their child – who would be called Barack Obama II – Obama declared that they intended to put their child up for adoption.

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,’’ according to a memo describing the conversation with Obama written by Lyle H. Dahling, [sic: Dahlin] an administrator in the Honolulu office of what was then called the US Immigration and Naturalization Service. ….

Dahling’s [sic] memo, dated April 12, 1961, is one of dozens of documents in the elder Obama’s “alien’’ file released by the Department of Homeland Security in response to a Freedom of Information Act request made in the course of research on a biography of Obama’s father. Obama was visiting the United States on a foreign student visa which required him to apply for an annual extension of his stay during the five years he was attending US colleges….

Robert L. Gibbs, the former White House press secretary, said at the time the document was released that President Obama had never been told that his mother had considered putting him up for adoption. Nor, Gibbs said, was Obama previously aware of the INS memo. Gibbs said that the White House had made no effort to determine if Dunham had ever had a conversation with the Salvation Army. The president, he added, “is absolutely convinced that she did not.”

This post will be updated on the fly. I wanted to get it out there asap for your comments.  Read it all at the link (if you can.  Suddenly, the site is asking for registration.  Here’s a new link that should work.  A hint:  If you can’t read the second page, clear cookies and try again.)

Where exactly was this memo among the immigration files? Did anyone see it?  Where was any news story about Robert Gibbs addressing the topic of Barry’s adoption? This is amazing.

Although they were married, Mr. Dahlin referred to Stanley Ann as “Ann Dunham” and “MISS Dunham”? Obama Sr. got his USC wife pregnant.  So which USC wife would that be–the one who lived in Hawaii with her parents (allegedly Stanley Ann Dunham) or the USC wife who lived in the Philippines?  Which wife was giving a child up for adoption?  Could the adoptive mother perhaps be the wife in Hawaii, adopting the child of the wife in the Philippines, as we’ve sometimes speculated?

Sally Jacobs, the author of the article, claims that the couple (Subject Obama and [one of] his USC wives)

obviously, did not put their baby up for adoption. 

Oh, no?  That remains to be seen.  It’s certainly not “obvious” to me.  This reporter wrote an autobiography of Barack Hussein Obama (Senior), which is how the memo came to light. But where’s the memo among the previously published file?  Because the White House (via Gibbs) learned of the memo, was it withheld by the DHS from other members of the public who requested the same “alien file”?  The reporter appears to have given a heads up to the White House.  Let the obfuscating begin.  All in time for the 2012 election.  Two books about Obama’s “parents”.

Previously on WTPOTUS: https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/were-bho-sr-s-immigration-files-doctored/comment-page-1/#comment-56930


Links to our prior source for these documents: http://www2.az-independent.com/2011/04/27/independent-exclusive-dads-immigration-file-offers-more-evidence-of-obamas-birthplace/ 

That’s been scrubbed!  Try this.


Refer to page 39 below and also in the set of documents in the above link, which appears to be the April 12, 1961 memo from Dahlin [btw, some reporter and researcher to not have verified the man’s name!]  In the version of the memo sent to Smathers, the crucial sentence about adoption (“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”) may be exactly what’s been redacted.   Did they redact Smathers’s version but not Jacobs’s?

Page 39 BHO Sr.’s Immigration File

UPDATE #2: 07/11/2011:   For comparison, below is an image of the full signature of Mr. Lyle H. Dahlin, as it was in 1988.


Page 39 is difficult to read, so it is transcribed below.


Mrs. McCabe, University of Hawaii, Foreign Student advisor, called on 4/10/61 and reported that Barack  H. Obama, a student at the University since 1959 was married on February 2, 1961 to Stanley Ann Dunham, a United States citizen from Seattle, Washington in Maui, Hawaii.  The problem is that when he arrived in the U.S. the subject had a wife in Kenya.  

The Subject was born on June 18, 1934 in Kisusu, Nyansa, Kenya, Africa and entered the U.S. at New York, N.Y.  on August 9, 1959 as an F student.  He has received extension of stay to August 8, 1961 and has received permission to accept employment up to 25 hours per week.  He apparently is a bone fide student and Mrs. McCabe states that he is very intelligent.

Mrs. McCabe further states that Subject has been running around with several girls since he first arrived here and last summer she cautioned him about his playboy ways.  Subject replied that he would “try” to stay away from the girls.

REDACTED sentences.

Subject told Mrs. McCabe that in Kenya all that is necessary to be divorced is to tell the wife that she is divorced and that constitutes a legal divorce.  Subject claims to have been divorced from his wife in Kenya in this method.

Polygamy is not an excludable or  [unreadable]  or deportation charge as Subject is a non-immigrant and this is waived  under  2?(d).  If he were convicted of bigamy we might get a deportation charge but not before.  Subject is a bone-fide student at present.

Recommend that Subject be closely questioned before another extension is granted –and denial be considered.  If his USC wife tries to petition for him make sure an investigation is conducted as to the bone-fide of the marriage.

Lyle H. Dahlin

4-12-61 [Handwritten notation]  Mr. Valla advised no action at present but to comply with last paragraph above.  LD

Below is page 21 of  BHO Sr.’s Immigration File, which mentions the wife in the Philippines:

Here’s a transcription of the hand-written part:

Alien called 4/29/64. Remembered that he worked during the summer of 1963 at Institute of  International Marketing, 44-a Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass.  Said his exams are coming up in November 1964. Talked with Miss Frost of Harvard, & she said Harvard authorities think he may be married to someone in Cambridge also.  Mr. Henry, Foreign Student advisor, Harvard said he would talk to subject after 5/04?9?/64 re his marital problems. that they had had financial problems with him. that he will call after his talk & let us know whether they want him back next year at Harvard.   M. F. McKeon

Updated: July 8, 2011. 

The story Jacobs wrote for Boston.com now contains a cropped image of the source for Jacobs’s contention about adoption:

Salvation Army adoption memo

h/t Papoose. This memo was not in that story yesterday, although there appear to be two different links. But WHY do they do these things habitually? WHY do they crop the image?  How does that sentence REALLY read?  Is it as Ms. Jacobs tells us or is it otherwise? 

Could the USC wife and Miss Dunham be different individuals?  The wife being the one giving the baby up to the adoptive mother, MISS Dunham?  (Or perhaps not DunHAM at all, but Dun? or DAn?.) 

Of course, the top of the memo speaks of his supposed marriage to Stanley Ann (Dunham, which we know from the Smathers version) of Washington state, but wasn’t she of Hawaii at that point? 

Ms. Jacobs says that the memo reads, “got his USC wife ‘Hapai’ and although they were married they do not live together and Miss Dun…” 

Might it really say, “got his USC wife ‘Hapai’ before they were married they do not live together and Miss D…”? 

Or “got his USC wife ‘Hapai’ so they never were married they do not live together and Miss D…”

Punctuation is required but missing in all possible versions.   Notice how Miss D, whoever she is, appears to be the subject of the rest of the sentence, about how she “is making arrangements” with the Salvation Army.  But is that the correct transcription? 

Does “is making arrangements” fit on that line?  Doesn’t seem so to me.  Might it  say, “made arrangements?”  In which case, it was a done deal?

So what did Miss D do with the Salvation Army?  Although the story spins this as if it’s BHO’s doing, Miss D is the person making the arrangements to give the child up.  Does this fit with the meme of Stanley Ann Dunham (Ann Obama or MRS. Obama) being a strong type who would not be coerced by anyone, but who would bravely keep her bi-racial child? Doesn’t sound like to me.

Miss D?  Could this story at WND provide a clue?  Their expert points out that the mother’s signature on Obama’s LFCOLB is in two layers: “(Stanley Ann) D” and “unham Obama”. 

Jacobs explains in her story how in the US, in the 60s, interracial marriage was scandal and how a mixed race child would have a hard time getting on, even in Hawaii.   Having children out of wedlock was a huge scandal in the ’60s and a prime reason to give a child up for adoption.  Given those facts, how likely is it that US officials, BELIEVING that BHO Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham were married, would repeatedly refer to her in official correspondence as MISS Dunham?  Why would they not refer to her as MRS. Obama?  Or Stanley Ann Obama?  Why MISS?