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Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted by U.S. Citizens by Sex, Age, and Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Year 2018

The 2018 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 2018
Region of Birth Total Sex Age
Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 4,033 2,102 1,931 107 2,106 1,820
Africa 584 306 278 13 267 304
Asia 2,325 1,214 1,111 62 1,589 674
Europe 515 255 260 7 105 403
North America 334 176 158 3 91 240
Oceania 12 4 8 8 D D
South America 261 145 116 14 D D
Unknown 2 2 - - - 2

 

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted by U.S. Citizens by Sex, Age, and Country of Birth: Fiscal Year 2018
Country of Birth Total Sex Age
Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 4,033 2,102 1,931 107 2,106 1,820
Armenia 11 6 5 - 6 5
Bangladesh 18 8 10 8 3 7
Belize 11 6 5 - 4 7
Bulgaria 132 70 62 - 55 77
Burundi 17 7 10 - 10 7
China, People's Republic 1,484 749 735 5 1,039 440
Colombia 226 128 98 14 44 168
Costa Rica 14 10 4 - D D
Cote d'Ivoire 10 6 4 - - 10
Ethiopia 172 83 89 - 112 60
Ghana 14 9 5 - D D
Guyana 10 6 4 - 3 7
Haiti 201 94 107 - 70 131
Honduras 14 10 4 D D 9
Hungary 13 7 6 - 10 3
India 303 220 83 18 215 70
Jamaica 37 19 18 - 4 33
Japan 14 5 9 D 7 D
Korea, South 209 70 139 - D D
Kyrgyzstan 17 13 4 - 5 12
Latvia 77 40 37 - D D
Liberia 30 20 10 D D 21
Mexico 26 15 11 - D D
Morocco 19 9 10 5 8 6
Nigeria 160 88 72 4 77 79
Pakistan 38 22 16 23 6 9
Philippines 108 56 52 - 28 80
Poland 34 16 18 - 5 29
Sierra Leone 61 33 28 D D 53
South Africa 28 12 16 - 13 15
Taiwan 32 15 17 - 19 13
Thailand 42 19 23 - 33 9
Uganda 28 14 14 - 15 13
Ukraine 234 106 128 7 25 202
Vietnam 27 18 9 - 8 19
All other countries1 160 91 69 14 49 97
Unknown 2 2 - - - 2

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: January 6, 2020

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