New York Times: For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

THIS STORY is already a week old, but I can’t stop thinking about it.  For birthmothers my age, there is no more profound contrast between the era in which we gave up our children and today’s regard for single mothers. I don’t think the term, “single mother” existed in 1970.

4 thoughts on “New York Times: For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

  1. Pauline Gaines

    My birthmother feels just the way you do. She hid her pregnancy with me and was whisked off to a home for unwed mothers. She even hid it from her brother. Now my half-sister is actively trying to get pregnant with her boyfriend and they have no immedfiate plans to marry. Amazing the sea change in just a few decades.

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