HRS §§338-17.7, 338-20.5 states a person who has “previously recorded information in relation to the person’s surname and/or the father’s personal particulars has been altered pursuant to law” can obtain an amended birth certificate. Therefore, it is possible Obama was not adopted but received a name change which would also explain the court order that was asked for by Perkins Coie. It is also possible Obama was both adopted and had a name change.