MOL rebuts NT$2 billion subsidies for abandoned children of foreign workers

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/26
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor rebutted media reports that the government will spend NT$2 billion per year caring for children of foreign workers.

Labor Minister Lin Mei-chu said that MOL has approved a proposal to subsidize institutions or foster homes that agree to look after non-native children left abandoned by their mothers after birth.

According to government data, the number of children born to foreigners — including white-collar workers, students and migrant workers — in Taiwan reached over 7,000 in the period from 2007 to March 2017.

As of Jan. 31, a total of 121 non-native children were settled in social welfare institutions, including 45 whose mothers were unable to be located or who had left Taiwan, the data indicates.    [FULL  STORY]

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