The number of babies being born out of wedlock has increased sharply in the United States, driven primarily by significant jumps in women in their 20s and 30s having children without getting married, according to a federal report released today. ......unmarried women accounted for 39.7 percent of all U.S. births in 2007 -- nearly four out of every 10 newborns -- up from 34 percent in 2002 and more than double the percentage in 1980. Report: Babies Increasingly Born to Unwed Mothers - washingtonpost.com This just can't be a good thing but it mirrors what has been happening for awhile in other segments of society. Not good. Baby Daddy isn't the same as a father and mother at home providing an example/role model for children.