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Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Region And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2016

The 2016 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 2016
    Sex   Age    
Region of Birth Total Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 5,378 2,623 2,755 142 2,885 2,351
Africa 1,018 460 558 35 490 493
Asia 3,076 1,527 1,549 77 2,055 944
Europe 734 351 383 8 191 535
North America 349 180 169 5 103 241
Oceania 19 8 11 D 8 D
South America 181 97 84 D 37 D
Unknown 1 - 1 - 1 -

 

    Sex   Age    
Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2016
Region of Birth Total Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 5,378 2,623 2,755 142 2,885 2,351
Armenia 15 11 4 D 10 D
Bangladesh 15 9 6 8 D D
Bulgaria 202 97 105 - 81 121
China, People's Republic 2,209 1,101 1,108 24 1,525 660
Colombia 131 73 58 7 33 91
Congo, Democratic Republic 365 156 209 - 187 178
Costa Rica 18 11 7 - D D
Ethiopia 180 79 101 D D 93
Ghana 30 13 17 - 12 18
Guyana 22 10 12 - D D
Haiti 185 90 95 - 72 113
Honduras 21 12 9 - 8 13
Hungary 17 8 9 - 12 5
India 191 131 60 5 122 64
Jamaica 58 31 27 - 8 50
Japan 22 12 10 16 6 -
Korea, South 257 60 197 - 253 4
Kyrgyzstan 22 12 10 - 9 13
Latvia 80 37 43 - 9 71
Marshall Islands 10 D D 10 - -
Mexico 22 9 13 - D D
Morocco 21 4 17 16 D D
Nicaragua 14 8 6 3 4 7
Nigeria 120 63 57 8 61 51
Pakistan 42 25 17 21 7 14
Peru 14 6 8 - D D
Philippines 162 89 73 - 40 122
Poland 100 52 48 - 39 61
Sierra Leone 22 12 10 - 6 16
South Africa 25 9 16 D 14 D
Taiwan 60 29 31 D 31 D
Thailand 44 24 20 - 31 13
Uganda 181 86 95 6 95 80
Ukraine 299 134 165 8 39 252
Vietnam 13 D D - 5 8
All other countries 1 188 104 84 4 71 113
Unknown 1 - 1 - 1 -

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 18, 2017

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