The real reason YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband James rehomed their adopted autistic son has been revealed by police.
The couple caused uproar last month when they revealed they were finding a new home for their four-year-old son Huxley.
They were met with backlash from furious fans who slammed them for giving up on the young boy.
But it’s now said that the couple “couldn’t take care of him anymore” because he had “shown aggression” towards their other children.
Police investigated a string of welfare check requests after Myka and James, who adopted Huxley from China three years ago, announced they had rehomed him with another family.
A redacted report on the investigation was obtained by BuzzFeed News through a public records request.
It claimed that the couple had filmed Huxley’s aggressive behaviour and had gathered documentation from multiple therapists, but that they ultimately decided it “was an intolerable situation to continue”.
The couple also said that had to hire a “very expensive” full-time caretaker in order to ensure that Huxley and their other children were safe.
On Tuesday, investigators confirmed that the couple would not face any charges after they determined Huxley was not being abused and that his re-adoption was legal.
He is said to be thriving with his new family.
Deputy Susanna Leonard said: “As far as the talk of possible human trafficking against [Huxley], it was determined that the process of his adoption is being conducted legally.”
Last month, Myka, 33, spoke out to defend herself following the vicious backlash her decision brought her.
She wrote in an Instagram statement: “I want to first off apologise for the uproar and take full responsibility for all of the hurt that I have caused. 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.
“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.”
Vlogger Myka, who is also mum to biological children Nakova, eight, Jaka, six, Radley, four, and Onyx, 11 months, added: “I could never have anticipated the incidents which occurred on a private level to ever have happened, and I was trying my best to navigate the hardest thing I have ever been through.
“I apologise for being so naive when I started the adoption process, I was not selective or fully equipped or prepared.”