Take it a step further, children bred in artificial wombs and raised by the state. Not alien to science fiction.
THE BIRTHRATE IN THE FIRST WORLD PEOPLE!
Wait, what if automation has taken over and people are bred like in the Matrix movies but instead of being birthed into the Matrix they are introduced to a free humanity?
I know it sounds weird, but it might be necessary for the maintenance of the species, if you believe that is a worthy cause. I think it's a cool as hell species, so I support continued existence in this Universe for as long as possible.