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Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted by U.S. Citizens by Sex, Age, and Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Year 2017

The 2017 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 2017
  SexAge
Region of BirthTotalFemaleMaleUnder 1 year1 to 4 years5 years and over
   Total4,7012,3432,3581352,5382,028
Africa76436839635380349
Asia2,7831,3831,400701,873840
Europe5302762544133393
North America3711991725100266
Oceania211011984
South America2321071251244176

 

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2017
  SexAge
Country of BirthTotalFemaleMaleUnder 1 year1 to 4 years5 years and over
   Total4,7012,3432,3581352,5382,028
Armenia1385DD6
Brazil19811-316
Bulgaria1407367DD84
Burundi21912-129
Cameroon221210-319
China, People's Republic1,934970964191,287628
Colombia18082981136133
Congo, Democratic Republic311516-1021
Costa Rica16124-313
Dominican Republic1174-DD
El Salvador1257--12
Ethiopia295130165D187D
Ghana22148-418
Guyana211110DD17
Haiti212111101-76136
Honduras1569DD12
Hungary211110-156
India22217646817044
Jamaica492524-346
Japan22121019DD
Korea, South27864214-278-
Kyrgyzstan1569-312
Latvia673631-364
Liberia20128DD13
Marshall Islands1055DDD
Mexico22139-DD
Morocco3052519DD
Nicaragua1284363
Nigeria169888199169
Pakistan2617918DD
Philippines1194871-3683
Poland643232DD46
Sierra Leone452916-441
South Africa20911-119
Taiwan461927-2818
Thailand361719-2412
Uganda512130D26D
Ukraine204104100DD177
United Kingdom17107-107
Vietnam291910-1811
All other countries 11438459105677

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes countries with fewer than 10 lawful permanent residents.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 10/02/2018
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