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Immigrant Visas Issued to Orphans Coming to the U.S. -- Top Countries of Origin
Compiled from Source:  http://travel.state.gov/family/adoption/stats/stats_451.html
Did you know that 265,091 children were adopted internationally by their new parents in the United States between October 1989 and September 2007?  
Immigrant Visa data available from the US Department of State complied below shows the number of visas by country each year.  The actual number
of adoptions as it is possible that every visa issued was used.  
Visas to orphans from China, Guatemala, Russia and South Korea account for 72% of all visas in FY2007,  79% in FY2006, 79% in FY2005, 78% in FY 2004, 75% in FY 2003, and 70% in 2002.
Note:  A "Fiscal Year" (FY) is measured from October of the previous year to September of the year named.  For example, FY 2007 starts in October 2006 and ends in September 2007.
Rank FY2007 FY 2006 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2003 FY 2002 FY 2001 FY 2000 FY 1999 FY 1998 FY 1997 FY 1996 FY 1995 FY 1994 FY 1993 FY 1992 FY 1991 FY 1990
Total: 18,748 Total: 20,679 Total: 22,728 Total: 22,884 Total: 21,616 Total: 20,099 Total: 19,237 Total: 17,718 Total: 16,363 Total: 15,774 Total: 12,743 Total: 10,641 Total: 8,987 Total: 8,333 Total: 7,377 Total: 6,472 Total: 8,481 Total: 7,093
1 5,453 - CHINA (mainland) 6,493 - CHINA (mainland) 7,906 - CHINA (mainland) 7,044 - CHINA (mainland) 6,859 - CHINA (mainland) 5,053 - CHINA (mainland) 4,681 - CHINA (mainland) 5,053 - CHINA 4,348 - RUSSIA 4,491 - RUSSIA 3,816 - RUSSIA 3,333 - CHINA 2,130 - CHINA 1,795 - KOREA 1,775 - KOREA 1,840 - KOREA 2,594 - ROMANIA 2,620 - KOREA
2 4,728 - GUATEMALA 4,135 - GUATEMALA 4,639 - RUSSIA 5,865 - RUSSIA 5,209 - RUSSIA 4,939 - RUSSIA 4,279 - RUSSIA 4,269 - RUSSIA 4,101 - CHINA 4,206 - CHINA 3,597 - CHINA 2,454 - RUSSIA 1,896 - RUSSIA 1,530 - RUSSIA 746 - RUSSIA 418 - GUATEMALA 1,818 - KOREA 631 - COLOMBIA
3 2,310 - RUSSIA 3,706 - RUSSIA 3,783 - GUATEMALA 3,264 - GUATEMALA 2,328 - GUATEMALA 2,219 - GUATEMALA 1,870 - S - KOREA 1,794 - S - KOREA 2,008 - S - KOREA 1,829 - S - KOREA 1,654 - S - KOREA 1,516 - KOREA 1,666 - KOREA 787 - CHINA 512 - GUATEMALA 404 - COLOMBIA 705 - PERU 440 - PERU
4 1,255 - ETHIOPIA 1376 - S. KOREA 1,630 - S. KOREA 1,716 - S. KOREA 1,790 - S - KOREA 1,779 - S - KOREA 1,609 - GUATEMALA 1,518 - GUATEMALA 1,002 - GUATEMALA 911 - GUATEMALA 788 - GUATEMALA 555 - ROMANIA 449 - GUATEMALA 483 - PARAGUAY 426 - COLOMBIA 357 - PHILIPPINES 521 - COLOMBIA 421 - PHILIPPINES
5 939 - S. KOREA 732 - ETHIOPIA 821 - UKRAINE 826 - KAZAKHSTAN 825 - KAZAKHSTAN 1,106 - UKRAINE 1,246 - UKRAINE 1,122 - ROMANIA 895 - ROMANIA 603 - VIETNAM 621 - ROMANIA 427 - GUATEMALA 371 - INDIA 436 - GUATEMALA 412 - PARAGUAY 352 - INDIA 445 - INDIA 348 - INDIA
6 828 - VIETNAM 587 - KAZAKHSTAN 755 - KAZAKHSTAN 723 - UKRAINE 702 - UKRAINE 819 - KAZAKHSTAN 782 - ROMANIA 724 - VIETNAM 709 - VIETNAM 478 - INDIA 425 - VIETNAM 380 - INDIA 351 - PARAGUAY 412 - INDIA 360 - PHILIPPINES 324 - RUSSIA 393 - PHILIPPINES 302 - CHILE
7 606 - UKRAINE 460 - UKRAINE 441 - ETHIOPIA 406 - INDIA 472 - INDIA 766 - VIETNAM 737 - VIETNAM 659 - UKRAINE 500 - INDIA 406 - ROMANIA 352 - INDIA 354 - VIETNAM 350 - COLOMBIA 351 - COLOMBIA 331 - INDIA 309 - PERU 329 - GUATEMALA 282 - PARAGUAY
8 540 - KAZAKHSTAN 353 - LIBERIA 323 - INDIA 356 - HAITI 382 - VIETNAM 466 - INDIA 672 - KAZAKHSTAN 503 - INDIA 323 - UKRAINE 351 - COLOMBIA 233 - COLOMBIA 258 - PARAGUAY 318 - VIETNAM 314 - PHILIPPINES 330 - CHINA 249 - HONDURAS 266 - CHILE 257 - GUATEMALA
9 416 - INDIA 344 - COLOMBIA 291- COLOMBIA 289 - ETHIOPIA 272 - COLOMBIA 334 - COLOMBIA 543 - INDIA 402 - CAMBODIA 248 - CAMBODIA 249 - CAMBODIA 163 - PHILIPPINES 255 - COLOMBIA 298 - PHILIPPINES 220 - VIETNAM 273 - UKRAINE 212 - PARAGUAY 234 - HONDURAS 228 - BRAZIL
10 314 - LIBERIA 320 - INDIA 271 - PHILIPPINES 287 - COLOMBIA 250 - HAITI 260 - BULGARIA 407 - COLOMBIA 399 - KAZAKHSTAN 231 - COLOMBIA 200 - PHILIPPINES 152 - MEXICO 229 - PHILIPPINES 275 - ROMANIA 199 - ROMANIA 224 - PERU 206 - CHINA 190 - PARAGUAY 197 - HONDURAS
11 310 - COLOMBIA 309 - HAITI 231 - HAITI 202 - BELARUS 214 - PHILIPPINES 254 - CAMBODIA 297 - BULGARIA 246 - COLOMBIA 221 - BULGARIA 180 - UKRAINE 148 - BULGARIA 163 - BULGARIA 146 - BRAZIL 164 - UKRAINE 179 - HONDURAS 179 - CHILE 175 - BRAZIL 121 - ROMANIA
12 265 - PHILIPPINES 245 - PHILIPPINES 182 - LIBERIA 196 - PHILIPPINES 200 - ROMANIA 221 - PHILIPPINES 266 - CAMBODIA 214 - BULGARIA 195 - PHILIPPINES 168 - MEXICO 142 - HAITI 103 - BRAZIL 110 - BULGARIA 149 - BRAZIL 161 - BRAZIL 138 - BRAZIL 131 - THAILAND 112 - MEXICO
13 190 - HAITI 187 - CHINA (Taiwan born) 141 - CHINA (Taiwan born) 110 - BULGARIA 198 - BULGARIA 187 - HAITI 219 - PHILIPPINES 173 - PHILIPPINES   151 - BULGARIA 108 - LATVIA 82 - LATVIA 98 - LITHUANIA 97 - BULGARIA 133 - BULGARIA 121 - ROMANIA 123 - El SALVADOR 105 - COSTA RICA
14 184 - CHINA (Taiwan born) 163 - VIETNAM 98 - MEXICO 102 - POLAND 191 - BELARUS 169 - BELARUS 192 - HAITI 131 - HAITI   140 - DOMIN REP 91 - BRAZIL 78 - LITHUANIA 90 - CHILE 95 - LITHUANIA 124 - BOLIVIA 117 - EL SALVADOR 97 - MEXICO 103 - EL SALVADOR
15 89 - MEXICO 70 - MEXICO 73 - POLAND & THAILAND (both 73) 89 - MEXICO 135 - ETHIOPIA 168 - ROMANIA 158 - ETHIOPIA 106 - MEXICO   121 - HAITI 82 - ETHIOPIA 77 - GEORGIA 83 - MEXICO 94 - POLAND 110 - VIETNAM 109 - POLAND 92 - POLAND 100 - THAILAND
16 84 - POLAND 67 - POLAND 66 - BRAZIL 86 - LIBERIA 124 - CAMBODIA 105 - ETHIOPIA 129 - BELARUS 95 - ETHIOPIA   103 - BRAZIL 78 - LITHUANIA 76 - MEXICO 67 - ECUADOR 85 - MEXICO 100 - ELSALVADOR 91 - BULGARIA 87 - JAPAN 66 - POLAND
17 67 - THAILAND 66 - BRAZIL 65 - NIGERIA 73 - NEPAL 97 - POLAND 101 - POLAND 86 - POLAND 88 - THAILAND   96 - ETHIOPIA 78 - POLAND 68 - HAITI 63 - ETHIOPIA 79 - CHILE 97 - ROMANIA 91 - MEXICO 61 - CHINA 66 - TAIWAN
18 61 - KYRGYZSTAN 66 - NEPAL 63 - JAMAICA 71 - NIGERIA 72 - THAILAND 67 - THAILAND 74 - THAILAND 83 - POLAND   84 - THAILAND 77 - BOLIVIA 64 - POLAND 63 - JAPAN 77 - HONDURAS 91 - MEXICO 86 - THAILAND 60 - CAMBODIA 64 - HAITI
19 55 - BRAZIL 62 - NIGERIA 62 - NEPAL 69 - THAILAND and BRAZIL (both 69) 62 - AZERBAIJAN 65 - PERU 73 - MEXICO 79 - MOLDOVA   77 - POLAND 72 - HUNGARY 63 - CHILE 59 - LATVIA 61 - HAITI 70 - POLAND 73 - BOLIVIA 56 - COSTA RICA 59 - ECUADOR
20 54 - UGANDA 56 - THAILAND 54 - MOLDOVA 57 - ROMANIA 61 - MEXICO 61 - MEXICO 51 - JAMAICA and LIBERIA (both 51) 60 - BOLIVIA   76 - LATVIA 66 - CAMBODIA 55 - THAILAND 53 - THAILAND 54 - ETHIOPIA 69 - THAILAND 68 - JAPAN 54 - TAIWAN 58 - DOMINICAN REP
21                       51 - ECUADOR,HUNGARY 51 - GEORGIA 49 - JAPAN 64 - JAPAN 64 - COSTA RICA 50 - DOMINICAN REP 57 - JAPAN

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