It should be no surprise that after years of trauma, multiple foster homes, and failed adoptions, a child would likely be angry and rebellious.
That is the case for 12-year old Chyanne, along with so many other children in state custody.
Chyanne is in the 6th grade and says she loves animals. So an afternoon spent at the Little Rock Zoo is welcome relief for a girl whose traumatic past just won't seem to leave her alone.
"I think about it almost every day," says Chyanne.
What she thinks about is too terrifying to share publicly, but it has harmed this young woman beyond even her own understanding.
"I was scared," says Chyanne. "I didn't know what to do. My mom, she never loved me. And I don't know what love feels like."