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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
    Sex Age
Region of Birth Total Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 4,701 2,343 2,358 135 2,538 2,028
Africa 764 368 396 35 380 349
Asia 2,783 1,383 1,400 70 1,873 840
Europe 530 276 254 4 133 393
North America 371 199 172 5 100 266
Oceania 21 10 11 9 8 4
South America 232 107 125 12 44 176

 

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted By U.S. Citizens By Sex, Age, And Country Of Birth: Fiscal Year 2017
    Sex Age
Country of Birth Total Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 4,701 2,343 2,358 135 2,538 2,028
Armenia 13 8 5 D D 6
Brazil 19 8 11 - 3 16
Bulgaria 140 73 67 D D 84
Burundi 21 9 12 - 12 9
Cameroon 22 12 10 - 3 19
China, People's Republic 1,934 970 964 19 1,287 628
Colombia 180 82 98 11 36 133
Congo, Democratic Republic 31 15 16 - 10 21
Costa Rica 16 12 4 - 3 13
Dominican Republic 11 7 4 - D D
El Salvador 12 5 7 - - 12
Ethiopia 295 130 165 D 187 D
Ghana 22 14 8 - 4 18
Guyana 21 11 10 D D 17
Haiti 212 111 101 - 76 136
Honduras 15 6 9 D D 12
Hungary 21 11 10 - 15 6
India 222 176 46 8 170 44
Jamaica 49 25 24 - 3 46
Japan 22 12 10 19 D D
Korea, South 278 64 214 - 278 -
Kyrgyzstan 15 6 9 - 3 12
Latvia 67 36 31 - 3 64
Liberia 20 12 8 D D 13
Marshall Islands 10 5 5 D D D
Mexico 22 13 9 - D D
Morocco 30 5 25 19 D D
Nicaragua 12 8 4 3 6 3
Nigeria 169 88 81 9 91 69
Pakistan 26 17 9 18 D D
Philippines 119 48 71 - 36 83
Poland 64 32 32 D D 46
Sierra Leone 45 29 16 - 4 41
South Africa 20 9 11 - 11 9
Taiwan 46 19 27 - 28 18
Thailand 36 17 19 - 24 12
Uganda 51 21 30 D 26 D
Ukraine 204 104 100 D D 177
United Kingdom 17 10 7 - 10 7
Vietnam 29 19 10 - 18 11
All other countries 1 143 84 59 10 56 77

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 Published Date: October 2, 2018

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