By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
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]