Myka Stauffer Photos, News, and Videos

Lawrence Kim
May 29, 2020

YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband explained in a shocking video that they "rehomed" their adopted son Huxley, 4, because he has autism.

Stauffer and her husband, James, posted a YouTube video titled "An update to our family" to their channel Tuesday that caused outrage online: They've chose to "rehome" their adopted 4-year-old son, Huxley.

"After multiple assessments, after multiple evaluations, numerous medical professionals have felt that he needed a different fit in his medical needs", she said. You never would've done that had he been your biological child.

Stauffer features her family across her social media channels, which command hundreds of thousands of followers and regularly promote products from companies that pay Stauffer for the privilege. "Welcome to your forever family, a family that will never give up on you", she said. The couple would later go on to have another two children of their own. The woman from NY who runs the @MykaStaufferFan account told BuzzFeed News she had been following the family for years when she noticed Huxley's absence. "Wouldn't change a thing about it". Along with her self-titled YouTube channel, Myka also runs a parenting vlog called The Stauffer Life, a toy channel for her kids called Stauffer Pony Palace, and a coking show channel with her husband called Meals With Myka & James. But with that being said, we have no idea what actually went on. "Before we knew it, we were open to nearly every special needs in the book".

James, a vehicle detailer, explains in the video that they came to the brutal decision after discovering "there were a lot more special needs that we were not aware of".

"And it started getting worse and worse", she told Moms.com in June 2019. I don't want to sugar coat anything.

"I'm a fighter. I am an advocate. Her account, where she posted photos and videos of Huxley calling for the Stauffers to address his whereabouts, soon amassed over 600 followers". They adopted Huxley in 2017, with Stauffer at the time announcing details of their new arrival in an emotional YouTube video, saying he had "stolen" their hearts.

The couple said that Huxley had been in "intense" therapy but felt that Huxley ultimately needed to be in another home for his emotional wellbeing. Though things were hard from time to time - Myka opened up about the struggles of parenting an autistic adopted child in a 2019 interview, for example - the young mom received more viewers and opportunities as her profile continued to grow.

After the couple discussed their decision, judgement came swiftly.

But people on Twitter were mad at the couple. Then you ripped that from them.

Writer Sophie Ross tweeted: "Extremely depressed reading about the influencer who raised funds to adopt a son, made this her 'brand, ' discovered he has special needs, secretly rehomed him, blocked ppl asking about him (after her followers helped fund the adoption) & put out a video making herself the victim".

"The internet has your back Huxley".

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