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Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Region And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2014

The 2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Region Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2014
 Sex
Region of BirthTotalMaleFemale
   Total5,9942,9833,011
Africa1,390765625
Asia2,9171,3571,560
Europe783419364
North America622318304
Oceania421923
South America237103134
Unknown321
 Age
Region of BirthUnder 1 year1 to 4 years5 years and over
   Total2863,3082,400
Africa135665590
Asia832,108726
Europe15232536
North America7237378
Oceania3183
South America1557165
Unknown-12

 

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2014
 Sex
Country of BirthTotalMaleFemale
   Total5,9942,9833,011
Bangladesh17DD
Brazil10DD
Bulgaria1809585
China, People's Republic2,0028231,179
Colombia1556590
Congo, Democratic Republic915734
Costa Rica1293
Ethiopia681382299
Ghana1095059
Guatemala301317
Guyana331122
Haiti414224190
Honduras17107
Hong Kong28199
Hungary22715
India1343896
Jamaica492029
Japan20137
Korea, South37329677
Latvia612437
Liberia14DD
Lithuania1477
Marshall Islands291217
Mexico19811
Morocco453510
Nicaragua301416
Nigeria1386969
Pakistan341222
Peru271314
Philippines1678384
Poland522824
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1147
Sierra Leone251411
South Africa241212
Taiwan693633
Thailand281216
Uganda20011288
Ukraine409235174
All other countries218107111
Unknown321
 Age
Country of BirthUnder 1 year1 to 4 years5 years and over
   Total2863,3082,400
Bangladesh746
Brazil-37
Bulgaria-8892
China, People's Republic191,516467
Colombia1540100
Congo, Democratic RepublicD71D
Costa Rica-DD
Ethiopia80316285
Ghana53074
Guatemala--30
Guyana-429
Haiti-192222
Honduras-710
Hong KongD18D
Hungary-715
India-9440
Jamaica-742
Japan1055
Korea, South-3667
Latvia-1051
LiberiaDD9
Lithuania-311
Marshall Islands263-
Mexico-DD
Morocco22158
Nicaragua31215
Nigeria88446
Pakistan2635
Peru-522
Philippines-46121
Poland-1834
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesD5D
Sierra Leone-520
South Africa-1410
Taiwan113028
Thailand-1315
Uganda910289
Ukraine1487308
All other countries2377118
Unknown-12

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 11/18/2016
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