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Kids then marriage

Kids then marriage

From the late 20th century it became more common for people to become parents without being married. Some de facto parents with children 'tie the knot' after their children are born. Laurence Gilmore and Sarah Harker's 2000 wedding was attended by their three children India, Luke and Cara. They decided to get married because they wanted to celebrate their relationship with family and close friends.

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Marriage, separation and sole parenting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2022)

Story by Lesley Patterson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018