Adoption

In the fall of 1971, the Dunham's had somehow organized a scholarship to the prestigious Punahou School for young Barry "Saebarkah" Soetoro.

The problem? The scholarship was for an American -- and it began in three months.

"The Indonesian Citizenship Law states that children's citizenship is derived solely from the citizenship of the father. Children of citizen mothers and foreign fathers are considered foreigners and require visas to remain in the country until the age of 18, at which time they may apply for citizenship. They are prohibited from attending public schools and must attend private, international schools, which usually are more expensive."

State Department

We now see why little Barry dirst atended the Roman Catholic, Franciscus Assisi Primary School, in Jakarta, and then transferred to the Besuki Primary School, a state school. He was enrolled as Indonesian citizen, Barry Soetoro, Muslim. He would attend Besuki for two years.

Little Barry arrived in Indonesia at about the age of five according to most accounts, although it was possible he arrived at the age of six, according to a few sources. At some time, Lolo Soetoro adopted Barry, and Barry would have automatically become an Indonesian citizen according to the country’s laws in the 1960’s, which stipulated any child is immediately granted Indonesian citizenship upon completion of the adoption process.

As evidence that an adoption occurred, there are the following artifacts:

        1. The registration document from the Roman Catholic, Franciscus Assisi Primary School, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Barry Soetoro is registered as a "citizen" of Indonesia.

        2. According to Indonesian legal experts, only Indonesian citizens could attend state-operated public schools.

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        3. In the divorce documents (page1 and page2), Lolo Soetoro is described as "father" -- "husband has not contributed to support of wife and children" -- "oldest child in university" -- and this curious note, "both mother and child are U. S. citizens while father an Indonesian citizen."

There is accumulating evidence that Anna was something of an expert at taking advantage living abroad, while carefully keeping one foot in the US of A for herself and her children.

It was Maya, who has said that Obama was legally adopted by her father.