Canada's crude birth rate (the number of live births for
every 1,000 people in the population) edged downward to
another record low in 2004 — despite a second straight
increase in the number of live births.
Rate for 2002 and earlier 10.7 per 1000 population
Rate for 2003 10.6 per 1000 population
Rate for 2004 10.5 per 1000 population
More and more women are either delaying motherhood to a later age, or choosing not to give birth at all. To satisfy the mother instinct, families are looking to foreign countries for baby adoption.
Comparative Age of Mothers
|35 and up||17.3%||4.6%|
all women who adopt children are infertile. Some
women who have worked hard for their education and
career are opting adoption as a way to build their
families instead of taking the time off for pregnancy.
Some are adopting children as a humanitarian cause,
giving love and homes to unwanted children in poor
Whatever the reason, the Canadian government has provisions to welcome the little immigrants into our country either by way of the citizenship process or immigration process.