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YouTuber faces backlash after ‘rehoming’ her adopted son who has autism

Myka Stauffer adopted her son Huxley from China almost three years ago

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YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband James have come under fire for ‘rehoming’ their adopted son Huxley, who has autism.

The couple adopted Huxley from China two and a half years ago, but they decided to “rehome” the four-year-old after they struggled to care for him.

The couple confirmed the news in a video on Myka’s YouTube channel, which has 716,000 subscribers.

“Once Huxley came home, there was a lot more special needs that we weren’t aware of, and that we were not told,” James said the video.

“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 added: “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.”

“Do I feel like a failure as a mom? Like, 500 percent,” Myka said, before explaining that Huxley is now living with a “new mommy” in his “forever home”.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

The couple asked their subscribers to respect their privacy, and said they wouldn’t be going into further details about their decision.

Fans of the couple’s channel are naturally disgusted by the news, and have taken to Twitter to express their outrage.

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