Myka Stauffer won’t face charges for ‘rehoming’ adopted son after authorities say he is ‘happy’ with new family
Stauffer has faced backlash after revealing that she and her husband had placed four-year-old Huxley, who they adopted from China in 2017, with a new family
Authorities investigating YouTubers Myka and James Stauffer after they rehomed their adopted son Huxley will not be filing charges in the case, according to BuzzFeed News.
The Stauffers faced backlash in May after they revealed to their followers in a YouTube video (which has since been made private) that 4-year-old Huxley — who they adopted from China in 2017 — was living with a new family, the Deseret News previously reported.
As a result of the backlash, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office “received several inquiries regarding the welfare” of Huxley, NBC News reported at the time.
Authorities have visited with Huxley and his new family, and also interviewed the Stauffers and performed welfare checks on their four children in early June, according to BuzzFeed, who obtained a report of the investigation through a public records request.
Huxley seemed “very happy and well taken care of” in his new home, and there were no signs of abuse or possible human trafficking, the report said, according to BuzzFeed.
In the report, the Stauffers claimed that Huxley had shown “severe aggression towards the other kids” and that it “was an intolerable situation to continue,” according to BuzzFeed. They also claimed that they had documentation from multiple therapists that showed his behavior.
Myka Stauffer posted an apology last week to her Instagram followers for the “uproar,” writing, “I’m sorry for letting down so many women that looked up to me as a mother.”
Stauffer, who has nearly 700,000 followers on her YouTube channel, has lost sponsorships with brands like Mattel/Barbie, Danimals and Chili’s due to the social media backlash she has faced, according to the Deseret News.