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Stormy posted a topic in Other Families - "One Offs"Note to mods: I acknowledge some text here has been copy/pasted from another post I made in another (related) topic. I later figured it would have a better idea just to make this its own thread. I looked over the rules before posting this and didn't find anything suggesting that this wasn't allowed, but I apologize in advance in case I missed something. Please feel free to remove or augment if this violates spam guidelines. Thanks for the work you do! Anyone familiar with Myka Stauffer/The Stauffer Life on YouTube? Myka and Jim Stauffer are lifestyle/family YouTubers who are most famous for Myka's "Clean With Me" videos, general lifestyle content, and for the adoption of their fourth child, Huxley, from China. They haven't uploaded a vlog to their family channel since January, but Myka has been uploading numerous cleaning/mom-related videos to her personal channel as per usual. Myka is also very active on Instagram and is known for her consistent engagement with her fans and followers. She is also known for being rather inconsistent concerning various other things, such as going vegan, sponsoring fish sticks, being a minimalist, going on shopping sprees, starting a juice cleanse, filming a video about how she quit her juice cleanse, conceiving children, adopting children, and so on and so forth. While she is charismatic and knows her way around video-editing and social media, she comes off as bit vapid, impulsive, and simple-minded, which is of course a great combination for her to homeschool her school-aged kids (which she does). She has recently come under fire due to rumors that she and her husband have removed their adopted child from their home, allegations which they are both strangely ignoring. A brief history under the cut: tl;dr: The Stauffers pursue an adoption from China and milk it for views and sponsors. Their new toddler son isn't all they expected him to be and everyone suffers. After some dubious effort on the adoptive parents' part, the family vlogs go dark and Huxley is MIA entirely. Meanwhile, Myka continues to regularly upload scripted videos to her personal channel and make glitzy, heavily-sponsored posts to her Instagram as though nothing is wrong. What's especially troubling is that she is actively deleting any and all comments asking about Huxley, which is extremely unusual for her. Most of these posts are just from fans who've followed his story (and/or donated to their GFM) and are simply curious as to how he's doing, while Myka is lamenting on her Insta stories about "trolls" and "haters". This has led to speculation that the Stauffers have rehomed Huxley, or otherwise removed him from their home. With all of the rumors swirling around, it would be very easy for one of them to go on YouTube to proclaim all of the rumors untrue and that Huxley is at home and fine (even if it's not true), but they haven't. Recently, Myka deleted an old video that showed her rejecting affection from Huxley which got a lot of flak on a different forum, which proves she's aware of the controversy. This is overall disturbing and sad, especially for a kid who had a really difficult time being uprooted from China and adjusting to his new family. His birthday is coming up next month, and I have a feeling this will come to blows rather soon.