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Posted 10 months ago

Did you have to take a rain check on your plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. In comparison to 2019, there was a 10% drop in the number of marriages that happened in 2020. There was also a dip in the number of babies born in 2020, being the lowest number since 2010. Yet, there are still those who wish to marry and have children. Marcus Cheong, partnerships manager at Focus on the Family Singapore, welcomed his second child in December last year. As work from home arrangements became normalised due to the pandemic, this made it easier for him to explore flexi-work arrangements with his employers. Working from home gave Marcus and his wife, Si Lin, more time to spend with his children, and gives them the confidence to care for a larger family in the future. Read about other families who have found joy in having children even during a pandemic in this article below.

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