To qualify for government-paid welfare in Taiwan, families' incomes must be extremely low, social workers said. While children given up for adoption in the past have generally been under three years old, parents now are trying to give up children who are as old as seven or eight, social workers said. Statistics of the number of children actually given up for adoption or abandoned in Taiwan have not shown a steady increase, but have gone up and down in recent years. CWLF gets about 1, telephone calls each year from parents inquiring about the possibility of having their children adopted by other families, but Lee pointed out, some of them eventually give up the idea after receiving counselling and economic assistance from the foundation.
Despite the fact that the number of kids actually put up for adoption has remained stable, child welfare experts say the fact that so many more parents are pondering doing so is troubling. At the same time, adoption has become less common in Taiwan over the past decade because of lack of interest.
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According to "Ministry of the Interior" "MOI" figures, the number of children adopted in Taiwan fell for seven consecutive years this decade, from 3, in to 2, in The number showed an increase to 2, in , in part because of more generous government incentives, senior CWLF workers said. Social workers believe, however, that the long-term trend in Taiwan toward smaller families will discourage adoptions in Factors influencing attitude are high costs, the time demanded to meet the needs of children and today's sluggish economy.
Exacerbating the problem is the fact the donations for charities that help children are falling off at a time when help is needed most urgently. Lee said fund-raising will be a stiffer challenge this year. Chen Shiu-mei, a supervisor for the Hsiang Shang foundation who has worked for over 20 years in the field, expressed concern that the situation, if it continues, would hurt the development of underprivileged children. Private donations to the Taichung Christian Herald Children's Home, which rears 64 children, have plunged by some 30 percent from November to November It's the most severe shrinkage in contributions in 10 years, Chen said.
Lo Yi-cheng, secretary-general of the Daniel A Poling Memorial Babies' Home, feared the financial squeeze would directly take a toll on the shelter's children. Government officials meanwhile urged desperate parents to seek assistance and help from the government or private sectors instead of giving up their children.
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