Missing Children Search
Missing children has long been a social problem in Taiwan. Children become missing due to kidnappings, child trafficking and most recently the increasing rates of teens running away from home.
In response to a growing need for a coordinated search effort for missing and abducted children, CWLF pioneered the Missing Children Search Committee as well as the Missing Children Hotline in September of 1992.
- created and coordinates a network consisting of governmental authorities, police officers, members of the media, private companies and the general public to collaborate in CWLF’s missing children search efforts.
- runs the Missing Children Data Resource Center in Taiwan in collaboration with the Taiwan Provincial Government, a central database system for tracking and compiling all information related to the files of missing children.
- incorporates a preventative approach by promoting the safety and protection of children by educating both parents and children on how to stay safe and be aware of potentially dangerous situations.
Missing Children Hotline: 0800-049-880
Missing Children Website: http://www.missingkids.org.tw/english/main.htm
CWLF, the first legal professional adoption agency in Taiwan, has been providing adoption services since 1992. In addition to helping parents who wish to adopt children, adoption services aim to stop the illegal adoption and trafficking of children through the black market.
CWLF also works closely with adoptive parents by providing services such as counseling, home visits, parenting groups and follow-up supportive services.
Adoption Service Hotline：
Commissioned by the local government, CWLF works to serve the best interest of adoptees while also working with birth families that feel they can no longer adequately raise their children. Working to reduce the risk of child abandonment, CWLF lets parents know what their options are and where to go for help by providing resources and support to families at risk.
CWLF works with birth families by providing services such as counseling, consultations, referrals while helping parents make the best decision for their child, including foster care or adoptive placements.
CWLF is concerned with helping the adoptee find a home or family that can provide a loving, nurturing and safe environment. Social workers use play therapy and other methods to work with the children.
Abandoned Children Protection Services
While CWLF is working to directly prevent child abandonment through national campaigns reaching out to families at risk and providing support to families in need, CWLF has also been a major advocate for a greater protective system for children who are abandoned.
CWLF’s efforts were rewarded when the Abandoned Children Protection Services was commissioned by the local government in 1993. CWLF coordinates a protective network for children who are abandoned, and provides services to abandoned children such as counseling, therapy, referrals and foster care, adoptive or other types of placements.
Adoptee and Abandoned Children Protection Hotline：
CWLF’s research findings from 1999 demonstrate that nowadays children are facing increasing stress and pressure in their daily lives, and that more than 50% of them tend to keep this a secret. Children may be scared to talk to the parents, friends or family members, especially when dealing with personal problems or issues of abuse. The Children’s Hotline is therefore an outlet for children to call in and share their thoughts and feelings freely and safely.
As CWLF has worked hard on promoting the well-being and mental health of children, we want to make sure our children are not too scared and do not have barriers to seeking help. With the assistance of professional social workers and volunteers, the children’s hotline service is convenient and easily accessible to children and at the same time attends to children’s mental, emotional and physical health. As a tool of empowerment, the hotline is a venue for children to know their voices are important and should be heard.
Children's Hotline: 0800-003-123
Monday through Friday, 4:30-7:30 pm
Children's Individual Play Therapy
Children and youth often do not have the full ability or prefer not to express themselves verbally. Therefore trained social workers use play therapy which involves playing, art projects, and games, as a means to communicate and engage children and youth. In this way, children can express opinions, feelings, behaviors and thoughts easily and naturally. As an intervention, therapists practice play therapy as a means of encouraging the development of children while helping children to have a positive and healthy attitude toward life.
Service Hotline: 02-25505959
Children's Group Therapy
Group therapy is another ideal form of therapy for children and youth. It provides strong motivation for children and youth to develop their social abilities as they can observe one and another and practice learned skills together. In addition, children have the added benefit of gaining support from their peers whom they connect to through sharing similar life experiences. Therefore, CWLF conducts two groups regularly: the Children's Group for Social Ability Development and the Group for Children in Divorced Families.
Service Hotline: 02-25505959
Child Care Information Line & Website
The Taipei Municipal City Government commissioned CWLF to provide information on registered and licensed daycare centers and trained childcare providers as well as other childcare related resources to the general public. CWLF runs an Information Line and website which provides up-to-date information to inquirers regarding childcare options as well as guidelines on how to choose and contract with an appropriate daycare center or childcare provider.
Childcare Info Hotline: 02-25505959
Childcare Info Website: https://kids.taipei/