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YouTuber Sparks Debate For Cancelling Adoption Because Baby 'Can't Appear On Social Media'

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YouTuber Sparks Debate For Cancelling Adoption Because Baby 'Can't Appear On Social Media'

Youtubers Nikki and Dan Phillippi have sparked yet more furious debate - this time for giving up adopting from Thailand after learning their child wouldn't be allowed on social media.

The celeb couple came under fire last week after admitting they put their dog Bowser down because he bit their son.

But now the plot has thickened, as a video from Nikki's YouTube page has re-emerged of the couple in the midst of their adoption journey back in 2018.

Uploaded to Reddit, the clip shows Nikki telling her channel's viewers and subscribers (now at 141 million and 1.28 million retrospectively) that she and her husband were hoping to adopt from Thailand.

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She explains that the country has "unique laws" which remain in place for 12 months after the child is adopted.

"After you pick up your child, they are your child but you are not allowed to talk about them or share any images, photos, videos, anything about them online for a year," she says.

"I mean Nikki's got a YouTube channel and we share a whole lot," Dan then adds.

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"When that hit we literally were like 'Oh what?'" says Nikki.

"So we were like going round the houses like trying to figure out how this could work like 'Hashtag baby blur face.

"What are we gonna do? Dan's like, 'Maybe we could deal with that for a year?'

"We're like alright, let's pray about it, let's sleep on it and then let's see how we feel in the morning."

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The couple decided against adoption (Credit: YouTube/ Nikki Phillippi)
The couple decided against adoption (Credit: YouTube/ Nikki Phillippi)

The couple concluded that after talking to loved ones, adoption wasn't right for them.

In the video, entitled 'We're not adopting from Thailand anymore', Dan chips in: "It's not just a rule that Thailand has like, 'Oh you can't share anything or talk about your kid for a year. ' It's that the adoption is not finalised until a year later.

"So you know, the kid's gonna be living in our house for a year and it's not about all time not our kid so yeah we're not okay with that either."

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Following on from this video, the couple told fans they were going to adopt from Korea instead - and also made multiple videos concerning this application.

The couple said Thailand's rules weren't for them (Credit: YouTube/ Nikki Phillippi)
The couple said Thailand's rules weren't for them (Credit: YouTube/ Nikki Phillippi)

However, this plan didn't follow through, either. They told followers that an agency told them they wouldn't be easily approved due to their social media presence.

Reacting to the adoption scandal, one person wrote: "Yeah, these are trash people who would definitely be using the baby as social media leverage (maybe not main reason, but definitely one of them)".

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While another fumed: "As an adoptive parent: f*ck these two. They should never be allowed to adopt. Ever."

A third wrote: "This pretty much proves that the law is working perfectly haha".

Tyla has contacted Dan and Nikki for comment.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/ Nikki Phillippi

Topics: Celebrity News, Life, Motherhood, YouTube

Joanna Freedman
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