AceShowbiz - YouTuber Myka Stauffer and husband James Stauffer have broken their silence following backlash after they're revealed to be rehoming their adopted son, Huxley. In a statement issued by their legal team, the pair stood by their decision to place with a "new mommy."
"In coming to know our clients we know they are a loving family and are very caring parents that would do anything for their children," the stars' legal team said in a statement published by PEOPLE. "Since his adoption, they consulted with multiple professionals in the healthcare and educational arenas in order to provide Huxley with the best possible treatment and care. Over time, the team of medical professionals advised our clients it might be best for Huxley to be placed with another family."
According to the lawyers, the pair were "forced to make a difficult decision." Despite that, "it is in fact, the right and loving thing to do for this child."
In the statement, the attorneys also denied that Myka and her husband put Huxley, who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, in the foster system. They insisted that the couple worked hard to "hand-select a family who is equipped to handle Huxley's needs."
People previously slammed Myka after she and James opened up to her 700,000-plus subscribers that 4-year-old Huxley is no longer living with them, prompting many to accuse her of pulling adoption stunt to gain viewers. "im sick @MykaStauffer adopted an autistic child from china and after years of having him, she gave him up for adoption because he had 'bad behavior' after using him for $$$ on her youtube channel of almost 1mil subs. people like this do not deserve followings or children," one ranted.
Another shared similar sentiment as writing, "She adopted a child for views and then got rid of him and treated him like a brand deal." A third went as far as suggesting the rehoming of Huxley as "a form of human trafficking." The user tweeted, "I genuinely hope CPS looks into this. This is a form of human trafficking. She received money and sponsorship then rehired when things got difficult."