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YouTuber Myka Stauffer Referred to as Son ‘Not Returnable’ Earlier than Adoptiontheinsiderinsight

  • YouTuber Myka Stauffer re-homed her adopted son in 2020, claiming she and her husband have been unable to look after his particular wants
  • Within the docuseries An Replace on Our Household, Vox Media Studios included clips from Myka’s previous vlogs main as much as her household’s journey to China to select up the 2½-year-old, whom they referred to as Huxley
  • Myka confirmed the boy’s images in her pre-adoption movies and explicitly said that he was “not returnable”

Myka Stauffer spoke confidently about her adoption course of effectively earlier than its sudden ending.

Vox Media Studios revisited the viral scandal within the new docuseries An Replace on Our Household, which explores the household vlogging trade and the way Myka and James Stauffer fell from grace in 2020 after they re-homed their adopted son, whom the couple referred to as Huxley. (Huxley has since been renamed by his new household.)

The Stauffers adopted Huxley, who was later recognized with autism, from China when he was 2½ and sought adoption dissolution two years later, claiming they have been unaware of the extent of his disabilities. Their determination was met with widespread, excessive backlash that finally drove the Ohio-based household offline.

The Stauffers, in addition to Huxley’s new household, haven’t responded to PEOPLE’s requests for remark.

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Myka and James Stauffer.

Myka Stauffer/Instagram


The three-part collection — which was impressed by New York Magazine‘s 2020 characteristic on the household — consists of clips from Myka’s since-deleted YouTube movies main as much as their journey to select up Huxley in Asia. In a number of snippets, the previous nurse claimed she was outfitted and keen to learn to father or mother a toddler with particular wants.

“We began speaking to physicians, we began having conferences, we began doing tons of various issues in order that we could possibly be rather well educated on completely different situations,” Myka informed the digicam in one in all a number of movies discussing the adoption course of.

“Let’s simply say there’s 100 situations,” she continued. “Me and my husband have been comfy with 99 of the situations. So we have been very, very open.”

The YouTuber additionally recorded herself sharing how Huxley’s picture stood out to her amongst lots of of different potential adoptee profiles.

Myka and James Stauffer with their youngsters.

Myka Stauffer/Instagram


“I’ve most likely seen over 400 children’ profiles. Not their information, not the opinions, not the referral. Simply their little profiles on this web site,” she mentioned in a video. “His image spoke to me a lot. Like, it offers me chills simply fascinated about his little image.”

Along with exhibiting Huxley’s picture on-line earlier than the adoption was finalized, Myka additionally informed her subscribers in regards to the kid’s incapacity, divulging what info she had.

“I don’t know what his medical analysis is gonna appear like. How a lot education will he want? Will he want a little bit bit extra arms on? Will he be delayed?” she mentioned in 2017, including, “But when something, my youngster shouldn’t be returnable.”

‘An Replace on Our Household’ docuseries.

Vox Media Studios


The mother of three maintained that she and James have been able to cater to his disabilities: “The one want that our little boy has is a pleasant household that actually, actually cares about him,” she informed the digicam in a single vlog submit.

After the Stauffers revealed their determination to hunt out adoption dissolution, their attorneys spoke to PEOPLE on the time about their final hope to “present Huxley with the absolute best therapy and care.”

“We’re aware of this case and given the details at hand, we really feel this was the perfect determination for Huxley,” Myka and James’ attorneys, Thomas Taneff and Taylor Sayers, informed PEOPLE in an unique assertion issued in Could 2020. “In coming to know our purchasers we all know they’re a loving household and are very caring mother and father that may do something for his or her youngsters.”

“Since his adoption, they consulted with a number of professionals within the healthcare and academic arenas so as to present Huxley with the absolute best therapy and care,” Taneff and Sayers continued. “Over time, the group of medical professionals suggested our purchasers it could be greatest for Huxley to be positioned with one other household.”

The vloggers’ authorized group famous that the Stauffers adopted the recommendation of medical professionals, which, the attorneys clarified, “did NOT embrace any concerns for placement within the foster system, however quite to hand-select a household who is supplied to deal with Huxley’s wants.”

For the reason that adoption dissolution and ensuing backlash, Myka’s private YouTube channel and the household’s channel titled “The Stauffer Life” have each been deleted. James’ “Stauffer Garage” channel stays on-line, although he solely shares content material regarding automobile flipping, detailing and cleansing, per the web page’s bio.

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