Foster carers end journey of lifetime

Chris and Anne Van Dijk are retiring as foster carers after 18 years. Picture: Ben Gross
Chris and Anne Van Dijk are retiring as foster carers after 18 years. Picture: Ben Gross

CHRIS and Anne Van Dijk could never have imagined the impact an article in Sunraysia Daily 18 years ago would have had on them.

Having recently moved to Sunraysia, the couple, who couldn’t have children themselves, read a piece focussed on Mallee Family Care’s need for new foster carers.

Yesterday the couple retired as foster parents after having cared for more than 200 children.

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