YouTuber Myka Stauffer is taking to social media to apologize one month after news broke that her adopted son Huxley Stauffer is living with a new family.
In the spring, many fans started to question why Huxley was no longer appearing in her videos. In an emotional video that has since been made private, Stauffer and her husband, James Stauffer, explained that Huxley, who has autism and a sensory processing disorder, is living with a “new mommy” in a “forever home.”
Soon after the news broke, the Stauffers began facing swift backlash, with many fans accusing the couple of being irresponsible parents and also of monetizing Huxley by selling advertising on online content about him. Playtex Baby, Danimals and other brands severed ties with the parenting and lifestyle influencers. Adoption advocates and experts spoke out as well, explaining that experiences like this can be extremely detrimental to the child’s well-being.