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Despite the growing popularity of alternative work arrangements and the proliferation of employers offering them to new parents, many people still feel stigmatized for even asking about their options. (Photo: iStock)

Six months after her baby was born, Amanda Sanchez still couldn’t imagine returning full-time to her job in marketing at Adobe’s Lehi, Utah, offices. Her family’s finances depended on it — but 40 hours a week away from her baby? “You become so attached, it’s so hard to think of being away for an hour at a time,” she said.

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