Former U.S. President Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii state, United States.
Former U.S. President Obama's parents, who met as students at the University of Hawaii, were Ann Dunham, a white American from Kansas, and Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan who studied in the United States. The director of Hawaii's Department of Health, Chiyome Fukino, issued a statement confirming that the state held Obama's original birth certificate on the record are under state policies and procedures. Obama released the long-form version of his birth certificate on April 27, 2011, which shows he was born in the United States. The White House said he received a special exemption to release a copy of his long-form birth certificate from the Hawaii Department of Health, which keeps such documents confidential.