Autistic son put up for adoption by education YouTuber Myka Stauffer is ‘happy’ in his new home
The autistic son who has been put up for adoption by raising YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband James is ‘happy’ in his new home and already calls his new mother ‘mom’, authorities said.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday that no charges will be brought against the couple after concerns were raised about Huxley’s well-being last month, when the Stauffers shared the news on their popular YouTube channels that they had ‘reassigned the four-year-old boy’ “.
An edited report on the investigation of Buzzfeed News said the little boy was “very happy and well taken care of” by his new parents and “there were no signs of abuse”.
The report also stated that the couple had told authorities that they “could no longer take care of him” because he showed “serious aggression toward the other children.”
This is because the Stauffers are reportedly facing death threats from the scandal.
The autistic son who has been put up for adoption by raising YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband James is ‘happy’ in his new home and already calls his new mother ‘mom’, authorities said. Depicted Myka and Huxley, the four-year-old boy they said had ‘relocated’
Myka and James Stauffer with their four biological children and Huxley. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday that it had closed the case against the couple after concerns were expressed about Huxley’s well-being earlier this month when the Stauffers shared the news on their popular YouTube channels that they had “relocated” the four-year-old boy.
Authorities said they met the little boy and his “prospective adoptive parents” on June 9 as part of the adoption investigation.
Deputy Susanna Leonard wrote that Huxley ‘seemed very active and showed no signs of any abuse of what I could see visually’, could already say the words ‘mama’, ‘go’ and ‘open’ and communicated with his new mother through sign language.
“When we walked into the office, [Huxley’s] adoptive mother sang a song to him while he sat on her lap smiling, “Leonard wrote in the report.
‘[Huxley] turned out to be very happy and well cared for. ‘
The authorities also investigated and interviewed the Stauffers on June 4 and conducted welfare checks on their four biological children, the report said.
The probe found no signs of abuse in any of the children.
The couple provided specific details about Huxley’s behavior, saying they had hired a “ very expensive ” full-time caregiver to ensure that both he and their other children were safe, the report said.
They said it was “an intolerable situation to continue” and they were concerned that it would get worse as Huxley ages, the report said.
An edited report on the Buzzfeed News investigation said the little boy was “very happy and well-groomed” by his new parents, and “there were no signs of any abuse.” Myka and James Stauffer with their four biological children and Huxley
Myka runs a popular YoutTube parenting channel under her name and James a YouTube channel called Stauffer Garage, about car cleaning and car details
Leonard went on to address concerns that the Stauffers had trafficked the little boy after it was revealed they had set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his adoption.
“As far as talk of possible human trafficking [Huxley], it was determined that the process of his adoption is legal, “wrote Leonard.
She wrote that the couple said they raised just $ 800 from the fundraiser used to screen an adoption agency – while the adoption brought them back $ 42,000.
Leonard concluded that Huxley’s adoption exceeded the board of directors and was legally facilitated by a private adoption agency.
No charges will be brought against the Stauffers and no further investigation will be conducted.
The couple caused a storm on social media when they shared a tearful video earlier this month, revealing that they had ‘relocated’ Huxley because the boy had special needs they were not equipped for.
The Stauffers, who together have four biological children, adopted Huxley from China in 2017.
The couple caused a storm on social media when they shared a tearful video (photo) last month, revealing that they had ‘relocated’ Huxley because the boy has special needs that they weren’t equipped for.
Last Wednesday, Myka broke her silence about the controversy in an Instagram post apologizing for ‘abandoning so many women who looked up to me as a mother’
The parents did not say where Huxley had gone, nor did they explain the process of matching and transferring the child to his new family.
The confession sparked a furious online reaction, costing Myka, who runs a popular parenting blog, to partner with Kate Hudson’s sportswear company Fabletics and other lifestyle brands.
Last Wednesday, Myka broke her silence about the controversy in an Instagram post apologizing for “abandoning so many women who looked up to me as a mother.”
“I was so eager to help that I was willing to take every child home,” she wrote in the post, which has received more than 12,700 likes.
“Before I was foolish, naive and arrogant. I so much wish I had been prepared and done more. ‘
James has yet to tackle the scandal on his YouTube channel Stauffer Garage, about car cleaning and car detail tricks.