Unfortunately this story won’t be light hearted but needed to be said.
Once upon a time a little orphan boy from China called Huxley found light at the end of the tunnel when he was adopted by the Stauffer family in America.
His little smile decorated the family photos of his new family. Huxley suffers from autism which has made it difficult to find him a family. When the Stauffer family took him in, they made a very public and very bold statement that they were aware of the difficulty of taking care of a handicapped child and that they did not need to be lectured by the loud and concerned voices in their audience, including medical professionals.
She duct taped his fingers because he was sucking his thumbs. Huxley has severe abandonment issues and like any baby he sucks on his thumb to soothe himself. Huxley has been traumatised his entire life and finally found reasons to smiley: he found a family.
The Huxley family became an almost overnight sensation and gained thousands of view because they embarked on their new journey of adopting a child with a handicap. They were ready to love this little boy unconditionally — they claimed.
The Stauffer family afforded the adoption fee through their subscribers. We helped fund Huxley’s adoption. But only because we were sold on the idea of a loving family.
Last week the Stauffer finally put out a video explaining that they have given Huxley away to another family because they could no longer handle Huxleyâ€™s handicaps claiming that they â€œdidnâ€™t know how severely damaged Huxley wasâ€Â
Instead we are left with the worst case nightmare. Last night news articles have come out stating that police in Delaware and Ohio have opened an investigation on where Huxley is. Up until these headlines, we had no clue that police departments had the concern that Huxley was missing. The Stauffer familyâ€™s actions have disgraced the Asian community, who are currently mourning a pandemic and a rise of hate crime against them. They have disgraced the autism community sending a loud message that children with disabilities and handicaps are not worthy of patience and unconditional love. And finally they have disgraced children who already suffer from abandonment, in adoption centres and foster care, that they can be given a short taste of hope and family and then be discarded by that family once they regret adopting a disabled child.
Weâ€™re asking child services and the police department in Delaware to seek justice for Huxley, to ensure his safety and that his adoption will take place in a public and official adoption centre (not the private adoption centre that the Stauffer family have appointed)Â Â
Â Â This stirred outrage amongst their audience and people took to social media with #whereishuxley to demand an answer as to where this little boy was. The Stauffer family who have been getting rich and popular on Youtube only thanks to their adoption journey of Huxley in 2017, then claimed that they would not release any further information on Huxleyâ€™sÂ whereabouts to respect his privacy.Â This is the same family that duct taped Huxleyâ€™s fingers when he was sucking his thumbs like any baby and having temper tantrums, the same family who has gained fame and financial abundance from monetising videos about Huxley ever since he was a toddler in China following his journey to the United States.