Adoption’s lost generation Admin Friday, January 3, 2014 Each year more than a third of our country’s 4 million births are to unmarried women, but in a typical year the number of mothers who put their children up for adoption is fewer than 14,000. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.