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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 BirthTotalFemaleMale
   Total5,4622,7562,706
Africa1,018453565
Asia3,1711,6371,534
Europe714377337
North America333170163
Oceania321220
South America19410787
 Age
Region of BirthUnder 1 year1 to 4 years5 years and over
Total1483,0912,223
Africa45501472
Asia642,264843
EuropeDD529
North AmericaDD236
Oceania2093
South America1044140

 

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2015
 Sex
Country of BirthTotalFemaleMale
   Total5,4622,7562,706
Armenia18108
Bangladesh11DD
Bulgaria18410183
Burundi10DD
Cameroon1275
China, People's Republic2,3431,2681,075
Colombia1448064
Congo, Democratic Republic1297257
Costa Rica15123
Dominican Republic1055
Ethiopia322109213
Ghana783939
Guatemala1385
Guyana271512
Haiti1377166
Honduras24915
Hong Kong17413
Hungary18711
India13610135
Jamaica431924
Japan1789
Korea, South32084236
Kyrgyzstan251213
Latvia1569363
Lithuania1165
Marshall Islands21813
Mexico251114
Morocco20812
Nicaragua261610
Nigeria1518269
Pakistan251510
Philippines1417962
Poland583622
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1183
Samoa1147
Sierra Leone241311
South Africa321022
Taiwan552530
Thailand452124
Uganda19084106
Ukraine265123142
All other countries11426775
 Age
Country of BirthUnder 1 year1 to 4 years5 years and over
Total1483,0912,223
Armenia495
Bangladesh65-
Bulgaria-75109
Burundi-DD
Cameroon--12
China, People's Republic281,705610
Colombia1034100
Congo, Democratic RepublicD76D
Costa Rica-DD
Dominican Republic-DD
Ethiopia18188116
GhanaDD62
Guatemala--13
Guyana-621
Haiti-5285
Honduras-915
Hong Kong-107
Hungary-108
India-9145
Jamaica-340
Japan107-
Korea, South-320-
Kyrgyzstan-916
Latvia-15141
Lithuania-DD
Marshall IslandsDDD
Mexico--25
Morocco1064
Nicaragua-1016
Nigeria96973
Pakistan1357
Philippines-31110
Poland-2929
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-74
SamoaD8D
Sierra Leone-1212
South Africa-1418
TaiwanDD26
Thailand-3411
Uganda310087
Ukraine835222
All other countries145187

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 Updated: 12/15/2016
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