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Barack Obama

Barack Obama (b. 1961), 44th President of the US from 2009 to 2017 was in kinship care as a child and teenager.

Barack's parents divorced when Barack was 2. His mother later married an Indonesian man and Barack lived with them for several years.

When Barack was 10, his mother sent him to live with his grandparents in Hawaii so he could go to Punahou, a prestigious school.

At some point, Barack's mother moved to Hawaii to get her Masters and Barack lived with her and his sister Maya for 3 years.

Barack returned to live with his grandparents when his mum went back to Indonesia for a year to do the fieldwork for her Masters.

Barack Obama has published 4 books (including Dreams from My Father in 1995) and numerous research and other articles.