Influencer parents ‘rehome’ son with autism three years after adopting him because he made life ‘too difficult’

Influencer parents ‘rehome’ son with autism three years after adopting him because he made life ‘too difficult’

An influencer couple who posted a video about their adoptive son has since said they have ‘rehomed’ him. Myka Stauffer is an immensely popular 'mommy vlogger’, particularly well known within parenting YouTube, where people upload videos about their children and how they parent to thousands of followers. For years, Stauffer and her husband, James, have posted videos about their son Huxley, who they adopted three years ago from China, and who is autistic. Altogether, they posted 27 videos about their ‘adoption journey’ alone, and posted fundraisers for unspecified needs for Huxley. Over the last two years, Stauffer’s profile grew, and she was writing blog posts, posting sponsored content with brands like Glossier and was even featured in People magazine during the birth of her last child. She often wrote about the realities of caring for a child with autism, and posted parenting advice on YouTube and elsewhere. Up until February 2020, Huxley continued to appear in videos with the rest of his family, after which point he didn’t seem to feature in any of them. He also didn’t seem to be in any family photos or videos that Stauffer posted on social media, which led some fans to start Instagram accounts and to ask Myka to answer their questions. One fan says Myka blocked her account after she asked where Huxley was. Then, on Tuesday, the Stauffers posted an emotional video to their Youtube channel where they explained that they had ‘rehomed’ Huxley, for his emotional wellbeing. “After multiple assessments, after multiple ...
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