We are the parents of one 6yo boy. He is a smart, strong-willed boy and has been our greatest teacher in growing our patience and communication skills. We try to help him identify his emotions and find healthy and safe ways of expressing them.
Mike worked at a summer camp in college and he has worked as a sports coach and taught snowboarding to youth. Solyssa worked at a domestic violence shelter during college and received training related to children and the effects of trauma, and also spent time with children that were staying at the shelter.
We both took the Orientation and Foundations Training through DHS to become foster parents. We have been certified foster parents for the last year and have had several placements of children ranging from 6 months to 7 years in age.