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YouTube Star Who Rehomed Adopted Son Apologizes

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By    |   Thursday, 25 June 2020 01:18 PM

YouTube influencer Myka Stauffer has publicly apologized for all the "trauma" she caused her adopted 4-year-old autistic son after recently rehoming him. Stauffer and her husband James came under fire in May when they announced on their channel that they had decided to find a new home for Huxley, who they adopted from China three years ago. Stauffer has remained silent until now, when she addressed the topic on social media.

"This decision has caused so many people heartbreak and I'm sorry for letting down so many women that looked up to me as a mother," Stauffer said in a statement posted on Instagram. "I'm sorry for the confusion, and pain I have caused, and I am sorry for not being able to tell more of my story from the beginning."

Stauffer said she was "naive" when she started the adoption process and was not "selective, or fully equipped or prepared" when she welcomed Huxley into their home. In the video announcing the news of their decision, Myka said she and James had decided to give him up due to "a lot more special needs that we were not aware of." Stauffer wrote in her statement that she was "willing to bring home any child" that needed her and it was "foolish and arrogant" to do so.

"I can't say I wish this never happened because I'm still so glad Huxley is here and getting all of the help he needs," Stauffer continued. "I also know that even though he is happier in his new home and doing better that he still experienced trauma and I'm sorry, no adoptee deserves any more trauma."

Stauffer also addressed accusations that she and James had used Huxley for monetary gains. The rumors resulted in many big brands canceling sponsorship deals with the couple, but Stauffer insisted they never tried to cash in on their adopted son.

"While we did receive a small portion of money from videos featuring Huxley and his journey, every penny and much more went back into his care," she said. "Getting Huxley the care and services he needed was very expensive and we made sure he got every service and resource we could possibly find."

Stauffer ended her statement by saying: "We love Huxley and know that this was the right decision for him and his future. Praying that Huxley only has the best future in the entire world."

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YouTube influencer Myka Stauffer has publicly apologized for all the "trauma" she caused her adopted 4-year-old autistic son after recently rehoming him.
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