This sounds like a sociological, cultural and at the same time a spiritual question. What are some of the karmic consequences or esoteric benefits of not having a family/children. I've heard of many masters who gave up a spouse or had a spouse but didn't bear any children so as to be able to focus on their work. Are there any consequences of this or what are some of the esoteric benefits of raising children in a family.
Things I can think is providing vehicles for discarnated souls to return an continue the inner work with you as their mentor(since you're the parent).