Myka and James adopted their son Huxley over 2 years ago from China.
Back in July of 2016, they announced their adoption on YouTube, and went on to say they were planning on adopting more children after him, from “Uganda or Ethiopia.”
Myka went on to make quite a few videos detailing the adoption process, and she also talked to several media outlets about adopting him and even wrote articles about it.
She got quite a few sponsored content deals featuring Huxley, like the one for a laundry detergent brand, below, where she said, “This adoption hasn’t been the easiest ride. We have had so many bumps along the way!”
“But it’s by far one of my favorite journeys I have ever embarked on! I love everything about this little boy and I wouldn’t trade him for anything!”
Instagram; Myka and Huxley are pictured above in an Instagram ad she posted for a brand
After 2 and a half years of Huxley being part of Myka and James’s family, they announced they have rehomed him.
Taking to YouTube, Myka and James posted a video on Tuesday, where James said, “Once Huxley came home, there was a lot more special needs that we weren’t aware of, and that we were not told.”
“For us, it’s been really hard hearing from the medical professionals, a lot of their feedback, and things that have been upsetting.
“We’ve never wanted to be in this position. And we’ve been trying to get his needs met and help him out as much as possible … we truly love him.”
Myka replied, “There’s not an ounce of our body that doesn’t love Huxley with all of our being.”
“There wasn’t a minute that I didn’t try our hardest and I think what Jim is trying to say is that after multiple assessments, after multiple evaluations, numerous medical professionals have felt that he needed a different fit and that his medical needs, he needed more.”
YouTube; Myka and James are pictured above in their video where they announced they rehomed Huxley
“Do I feel like a failure as a mom? Like, 500 percent.”
She added that Huxley is now in a “forever home” with his “new mommy.”
“The last couple months have been like the hardest thing I could have ever imagined to going to choosing to do because ultimately, after pouring our guts and our heart into this little boy.”
“He is thriving, he is happy, he is doing really well, and his new mommy has medical professional training, and it is a very good fit.”
Well, the internet was outraged that Myka and James would rehome their son just because he has special needs.
Quite a few people also called Myka out for exploiting Huxley and using him to make money, then discarding him.
There is also a Change.org petition going around to get YouTube to take down all the videos they monetize through YouTube that feature Huxley.
The petition reads, “The recent re-homing of Huxley Stauffer has been heartbreaking. These people need to stop exploiting and profiting off of Huxley immediately!”
“Their YouTube channel skyrocketed thanks to Huxley!”
“He’s done enough for the Stauffers. He bought them a McMansion, multiple vacations a year, etc.”
“What did he get in exchange? He got re-homed as if he were a freaking puppy!”
“Before anyone comes at me riddle me this…if any of The Stauffers’ bio kids develop any mental disorders later on in life are they just going to re-home them too?”
Yesterday, Myka changed her Twitter bio to say she has four children now, not five.
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