A lonely father yesterday appealed to be reunited with his six-year-old daughter, who was rescued after disappearing in an abduction scare. Lau Wan-chow, 60, who has difficulty in walking and is on medication after suffering a stroke, said he had only a brief meeting with his daughter, Kam-fung, in hospital on Tuesday night after she was found safe. 'She was then taken away by police. I'm not sure whether she is being held by police or social workers. I am very sad to be separated from her again, but have no other choice,' he said in his Mongkok flat yesterday. 'I hope I can be reunited with her as soon as possible. I want to have my child stay with me until I die.' Police said Kam-fung, a Primary One pupil, had been sent to an orphanage in Tsz Wan Shan after police applied for a care and protection order from the court. A spokesman said officers had applied because the elderly man was unable to look after her. 'The girl is being temporarily kept in the Chuk Yuen children reception centre. Our social workers will meet her father and discuss her welfare with him and then compile a report to the court, which will then decide whether the girl should be in the care of her father or the Social Welfare Department,' a department spokesman said. Kam-fung had lived with Mr Lau in a top-floor home in Tung Choi Street since arriving from the mainland three months ago. Her mother, Mr Lau's second wife, is in Guangdong. Mr Lau, who is a retired herbalist and bone-setter, has three children by his first wife, but they have moved out. The girl disappeared on Monday night when she was playing with her father in a play area at the junction of Sai Yee Street and Playing Field Road. A woman appeared and, with Mr Lau's permission, took Kam-fung to buy a snack. The two did not return. Police found the girl on Tuesday night. She was watching TV in the woman's home in Playing Field Road when officers conducted a door-to-door check. A police spokesman said the girl had agreed to go to the 47-year-old woman's home and stay the night. The woman was released unconditionally early yesterday after helping police inquiries. The investigation by Mongkok police continues. Schoolboy Yu Ka-yiu, 12, who disappeared after he told his parents he was going fishing in Sai Kung on Sunday, was found safe on Cheung Chau at 9.30am yesterday.