Foster parents recognized

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 07, 2019
By: Lo Hsin-chen and Dennis Xie  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

A married couple in Pingtung County are to be honored tomorrow by the Ministry of Health and

Chen Wen-kuan, left, and his wife Liao Yu-chao yesterday hold a sign promoting a gathering of foster families in Pingtung County.
Photo courtesy of the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families’ Pingtung branch\

Welfare for fostering 29 children over the past 21 years.

Liao Yu-chao (廖玉招) yesterday said that she and her husband, Chen Wen-kuan (陳文寬), started as foster parents in 1998, and were determined to dedicate themselves to the welfare of abused and underprivileged children.

To prepare themselves, they enrolled in training programs, and eventually became certified foster parents, they said.

The children placed with them came out of circumstances such as poverty, rape, abuse and negligence, Liao said, adding that the most unforgettable case was that of a seven-year-old boy with a social disorder.    [FULL  STORY]

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