YouTuber Myka Stauffer slammed for plan to ‘re-home’ adopted autistic son after realizing he had ‘more special needs’ – The Sun

WHINING YouTube influencer Myka Stauffer has "rehomed" her adopted autistic son as his special needs became too much of a burden.

Horrified people have slammed her for ditching the Chinese boy after "treating him like a brand deal".

The mom breezily boasts on social media: "I'm Myka Stauffer, a Mommy of 4 from Ohio and married to my best friend.

"I LOVE sharing videos about family life, DIYs, organization, fitness, cleaning, lifestyle, and day in the life videos!"

That means showing her thousands of regular viewers on YouTube her day-to-day life, tackling cleaning chores, what she "eats in a day to stay healthy and lean" and how to "survive the coronavirus quarantine".

But, Myka and James's perfect life – which has brought partnerships with big-name companies like Big Lots, TJ Maxx and Danimals yogurt – obviously hit a hurdle.

At some stage since adopting their China-born son two-and-a-half years ago, they decided he "wasn't a good match".

Myka, who has four biological children: Radley, Onyx, Kova and Jaka, has previously shared that the toddler has autism and brain damage.

On Tuesday, she and James posted a YouTube video titled “An update to our family” that has caused outrage  – and even made left some viewers distraught, according to their comments.

The couple, sitting on a bed and clutching hands, tell the camera: "It's the hardest video James and I have ever had to make."

James adds: "I can't say enough how hard Myka has tried throughout this entire journey, and the amount of effort she has put into this.

"And helping Huxley as much as she can.

"You guys have been part of his adoption journey, even before we picked up Huxley.

"With international adoption sometimes there's unknowns and things that are not transparent on files and things.

"Once Huxley came home, there were a lot more special needs that we weren't aware of, and we were not told.

"So over the past few years Huxley's been in numerous therapies to try and help with all his needs."

Both of them dissolve into tears in front of the camera, with Myka adding: "There's not an ounce of our body that doesn't want Huxley with all our being.

"There wasn't a minute we didn't try our hardest.

"After multiple assessments, numerous professionals felt he needed a different fit."

She said she was "grieving", adding, "do I feel like a failure as a mom? Like, 500 per cent."

"It's not about me at all. But it's just that this journey has been the hardest thing I can ever imagine going through.

"After pouring our guts and hearts into this little boy," Myka whinges.


The couple explain that little Huxley has now been rehomed.

"The medical professionals have been allowing Huxley to spend some time with different people, to see and to make the perfect match and his fit for his now, new forever family.

"From the updates we've gotten from the agency, and through the adoption agency, they were able to place him, and what they felt was literally the perfect match.

"They found somebody that is ultimately the best fit."

"He is thriving, he is very happy, his new mommy has medical, professional training and it's a very good fit."

But the boy's rehoming has been slammed on social media.

One horrified person tweeted: "MykaStauffer adopted an autistic child from China and after years of having him, she gave him up for adoption because he had 'bad behaviour' after using him for $$$ on her YouTube channel."

Another said: "She adopted a child for views, and then got rid of him, and treated him like a brand deal."

On Myka's YouTube channel, one person commented under the rehoming video: "Wow I'm speechless."

And one posted: "That poor little guy. Very upsetting to watch!"

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