Adopted children can often take out their anger on animals and also be controlling and do hurting. We experienced the same for the first years after we adopted the boys, we also considered giving up on our dog Hetty. With great progress as a family, our oldest son have now become Hetty's best friend! Today we went to the vet for a visit and it was so warming to see the great bond between them. He showed love, caring and affection towards Hetty in the car journey to the vet - what an achievement!