I am seeing a lot of couples around me who are not happy with each other for what so ever reasons and the most negative impact of their fights is on their children.... So, my question is what all criteria need to checked definitely before even thinking about bringing a child in this world? My answer is for Indian couples I feel the most important thing is to understand that spouse is the immediate family and parents and parents in laws are extended. This will help prioritizing what is the basis of starting a family. If any of the partners still feel that parents are important than the spouse, then according to my opinion they are not ready to move to the next level. Because after having kids, 90-95% of time would be towards spouse and kids, and the rest 5-10 for the extended family. So if you feel you are still not there, definitely give time to go for children.