Jul 01, 2020
Autistic son given up for adoption by parenting YouTuber Myka Stauffer and husband James is 'happy' in his new home and already calls his new mom 'momma', authorities reveal
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The autistic son given up for adoption by parenting YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband James is 'happy' in his new home and already calls his new mom 'momma', according to authorities.
The Delaware County Sheriff's Office said Monday it had closed the case against the couple after concerns were raised for Huxley's welfare earlier this month when the Stauffers shared the news on their popular YouTube channels that they had 'rehomed' the four-year-old boy.
A redacted report on the investigation seen by Buzzfeed News said the little boy was 'very happy and well taken care of' by his new parents and that there were 'no signs of any abuse'.
'When we walked into the office, [Huxley's] adoptive mother was singing a song to him as he was sitting on her lap smiling,' Deputy Susanna Leonard wrote in the report.
'[Huxley] appeared to be very happy and well taken care of.'
This comes as the Stauffers are reportedly facing death threats over the scandal.
The autistic son given up for adoption by parenting YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband James is 'happy' in his new home and already calls his new mom 'momma', according to authorities. Pictured Myka and Huxley, the four-year-old boy they said they had 'rehomed'
Myka and James Stauffer with their four biological children and Huxley. The Delaware County Sheriff's Office said Monday it had closed the case against the couple after concerns were raised for Huxley's welfare earlier this month when the Stauffers shared the news on their popular YouTube channels that they had 'rehomed' the four-year-old boy
Authorities said they had met with the little boy and his 'prospective adoptive parents' on June 9 as part of the investigation into the alleged adoption.
Leonard wrote that Huxley 'seemed very active and showed no signs of any abuse from what I could visually see', was already able to say the words 'momma,' 'go,' and 'open' and was communicating with his new mom through sign language.
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The probe found no signs of abuse on any of the children.
The report stated the couple told authorities they 'couldn't take care of him anymore' and that he had shown 'severe aggression towards the other kids.'
The couple gave specific details about Huxley's behavior and said they had hired a 'very expensive' full-time carer to ensure both him and their other children were safe, according to the report.
They said it was 'an intolerable situation to continue' and they had concerns it would get worse as Huxley grows older, the report stated.
A redacted report on the investigation seen by Buzzfeed News said the little boy was 'very happy and well taken care of' by his new parents and that there were 'no signs of any abuse'. Myka and James Stauffer with their four biological children and Huxley.
Myka runs a popular parenting YoutTube channel under her name and James a YouTube channel called Stauffer Garage, about car cleaning and car detailing tricks
Leonard went on to dispel concerns that the Stauffers had trafficked the little boy, after it emerged they had set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his adoption.
'As far as the talk of possible human trafficking against [Huxley], it was determined that the process of his adoption is being conducted legally,' Leonard wrote.
She wrote that the couple said they raised just $800 from the fundraiser which was used to screen an adoption agency - while the adoption set them back $42,000.
Leonard concluded that Huxley's adoption was above board and was being legally facilitated through a private adoption agency.
No charges will be brought against the Stauffers and there will be no follow up investigation.
The couple created a social media storm when they shared a tearful video earlier in the month, revealing they had 'rehomed' Huxley because the boy has special needs that they were not equipped to meet.
The Stauffers, who have four biological children together, adopted Huxley from China in 2017.
The couple created a social media storm when they shared a tearful video (pictured) earlier in the month, revealing they had 'rehomed' Huxley because the boy has special needs that they were not equipped to meet
On Wednesday, Myka broke her silence over the controversy in an Instagram post where she apologized for 'letting down so many women that looked up to me as a mother'
The parents did not say where Huxley had gone, nor did they explain the process by which the child was matched with and handed over to his new family.
The bombshell admission sparked a furious backlash online and cost Myka, who runs a popular parenting blog, her partnership with Kate Hudson's sportswear company Fabletics and other lifestyle brands.
On Wednesday, Myka broke her silence over the controversy in an Instagram post where she apologized for 'letting down so many women that looked up to me as a mother'.
'I wanted to help so bad I was willing to bring home any child that needed me,' she wrote in the post that has gained more than 12,700 likes.
'For this I was foolish, naive, and arrogant. I wish so bad I was more prepared and done more.'
James is yet to address the scandal on his YouTube channel Stauffer Garage, about car cleaning and car detailing tricks.Read more:
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Bachelor in Paradise Stars Jade Roper Tanner Tolbert Announce Sex Of Third Baby After Failed Gender Reveal
Bachelor In Paradise stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert have revealed the gender of their baby – but it wasn’t the way they planned. Two months after announcing Jade’s pregnancy with their third child, the Bachelor Nation lovebirds hosted a botched gender reveal while in quarantine at home.
The popular Bachelor in Paradise stars, who are already parents to two toddlers, Emmy and Brooks, attempted to announce their third baby’s gender with a “volcano eruption” of color exploding out of a box that said “Girl or Boy?,” as seen in photos posted by E! News.
When the eruption fell flat, they tried again outdoors with a powder canon to reveal that they are expecting a baby boy. The adorable family also posed for pictures as they showed off their blue hands from the messy goo that sputtered out of the failed volcano.
“Our reveal for the sex of the baby was a total Pinterest fail!” Jade told the outlet. “We were hoping for a volcano eruption of color, and it came out like a flat blue pancake!”
Jade added that while her gender reveal “wasn’t perfect,” the family is excited to welcome another baby boy into their lives, even though they were all surprised by the results after thinking that she was for sure pregnant with a girl.
“It may take a while for Emmy to call the baby brother,” the Bachelor Nation beauty added. “She is still referring to him as sister.”
Little Brooks, though, seemed excited by the news of his little brother — or perhaps he was excited by all of the blue goo on his hands.
Jade, a fan favorite first introduced during Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor in 2015, told E! that it’s “pretty awesome” that she and Tanner will have two boys so close in age. The reality TV couple welcomed son Brooks Easton in July 2019 after giving birth to him in Jade’s master bedroom closet. Daughter Emerson Avery was born in August 2017.
Lasy September, Jade and Tanner made a sweet cameo with Emmy on the Bachelor in Paradise finale.John Fleenor / ABC
Jade recently revealed she is 21 weeks along with her third child after posting a new baby bump photo to Instagram.
The Bachelor in Paradise veterans previously told fans that she is due to give birth in November, around Thanksgiving. The couple, who wed in early 2016, also admitted that baby No. 3 was not planned but was instead a happy accident.
“No, this one was not planned,” Tanner, 33, said according to People. “Very much an accident, and very much a surprise when Jade told me.”