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Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Region And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2015

The 2015 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 2015
  Sex
Region of Birth Total Female Male
   Total 5,462 2,756 2,706
Africa 1,018 453 565
Asia 3,171 1,637 1,534
Europe 714 377 337
North America 333 170 163
Oceania 32 12 20
South America 194 107 87
  Age
Region of Birth Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
Total 148 3,091 2,223
Africa 45 501 472
Asia 64 2,264 843
Europe D D 529
North America D D 236
Oceania 20 9 3
South America 10 44 140

 

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2015
  Sex
Country of Birth Total Female Male
   Total 5,462 2,756 2,706
Armenia 18 10 8
Bangladesh 11 D D
Bulgaria 184 101 83
Burundi 10 D D
Cameroon 12 7 5
China, People's Republic 2,343 1,268 1,075
Colombia 144 80 64
Congo, Democratic Republic 129 72 57
Costa Rica 15 12 3
Dominican Republic 10 5 5
Ethiopia 322 109 213
Ghana 78 39 39
Guatemala 13 8 5
Guyana 27 15 12
Haiti 137 71 66
Honduras 24 9 15
Hong Kong 17 4 13
Hungary 18 7 11
India 136 101 35
Jamaica 43 19 24
Japan 17 8 9
Korea, South 320 84 236
Kyrgyzstan 25 12 13
Latvia 156 93 63
Lithuania 11 6 5
Marshall Islands 21 8 13
Mexico 25 11 14
Morocco 20 8 12
Nicaragua 26 16 10
Nigeria 151 82 69
Pakistan 25 15 10
Philippines 141 79 62
Poland 58 36 22
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 8 3
Samoa 11 4 7
Sierra Leone 24 13 11
South Africa 32 10 22
Taiwan 55 25 30
Thailand 45 21 24
Uganda 190 84 106
Ukraine 265 123 142
All other countries1 142 67 75
  Age
Country of Birth Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
Total 148 3,091 2,223
Armenia 4 9 5
Bangladesh 6 5 -
Bulgaria - 75 109
Burundi - D D
Cameroon - - 12
China, People's Republic 28 1,705 610
Colombia 10 34 100
Congo, Democratic Republic D 76 D
Costa Rica - D D
Dominican Republic - D D
Ethiopia 18 188 116
Ghana D D 62
Guatemala - - 13
Guyana - 6 21
Haiti - 52 85
Honduras - 9 15
Hong Kong - 10 7
Hungary - 10 8
India - 91 45
Jamaica - 3 40
Japan 10 7 -
Korea, South - 320 -
Kyrgyzstan - 9 16
Latvia - 15 141
Lithuania - D D
Marshall Islands D D D
Mexico - - 25
Morocco 10 6 4
Nicaragua - 10 16
Nigeria 9 69 73
Pakistan 13 5 7
Philippines - 31 110
Poland - 29 29
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 7 4
Samoa D 8 D
Sierra Leone - 12 12
South Africa - 14 18
Taiwan D D 26
Thailand - 34 11
Uganda 3 100 87
Ukraine 8 35 222
All other countries1 4 51 87

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes countries with less than 10 lawful permanent residents.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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