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Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted by U.S. Citizens by Sex, Age, and Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Year 2019

The 2019 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 2019
Region of Birth Total Sex Age
Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 3,036 1,575 1,461 72 1,413 1,551  
Africa 412 214 198 24 174 214  
Asia 1,516 789 727 29 1,036 451  
Europe 531 247 284 D D 429  
North America 277 D D 3 46 228  
Oceania 5 D D D D -  
South America 295 169 126 11 55 229  

 

Table 12. Immigrant Orphans Adopted by U.S. Citizens by Sex, Age, and Country of Birth: Fiscal Year 2019
Country of Birth Total Sex Age
Female Male Under 1 year 1 to 4 years 5 years and over
   Total 3,036 1,575 1,461 72 1,413 1,551
Bangladesh 11 8 3 3 5 3
Brazil 16 10 6 - 4 12
Bulgaria 132 65 67 - 46 86
Burundi 27 9 18 - 9 18
China, People's Republic 830 430 400 D 570 D
Colombia 244 137 107 11 46 187
Congo, Democratic Republic 12 9 3 - 6 6
Costa Rica 10 7 3 - - 10
Ethiopia 14 10 4 D D 10
Ghana 11 6 5 - D D
Guyana 16 12 4 - 3 13
Haiti 135 72 63 - 31 104
Honduras 15 7 8 - 4 11
Hungary 31 13 18 - 14 17
India 244 167 77 8 193 43
Jamaica 45 28 17 - 6 39
Korea, South 166 47 119 - 166 -
Latvia 38 14 24 - - 38
Liberia 51 26 25 D 28 D
Mexico 30 12 18 - D D
Morocco 30 5 25 16 D D
Nigeria 140 80 60 3 73 64
Pakistan 21 13 8 14 3 4
Philippines 92 45 47 - 17 75
Sierra Leone 43 28 15 - 7 36
South Africa 17 7 10 - 7 10
Taiwan 43 19 24 - 23 20
Thailand 35 19 16 - 26 9
Uganda 29 16 13 - 12 17
Ukraine 294 134 160 D D 265
Vietnam 31 15 16 - 10 21
All other countries1 183 105 78 12 58 113

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 28, 2020

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