The attorneys said in a previous statement to NBC News that the couple “came to the difficult determination to follow the advice of medical professionals. To be clear this did NOT include any considerations for placement in the foster system, but rather to hand-select a family who is equipped to handle Huxley's needs. They were forced to make a difficult decision, but it is in fact, the right and loving thing to do for this child.”
People.com reported that the Stauffers adopted Huxley, who has autism, from China about three years ago.
In a video posted on YouTube, the couple said Huxley had “a lot more special needs that we weren't aware of and that we were not told” after he came home.