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Adoption Books for Toddlers | David Chosen and Loved

Truly one of the most beautifully written adoption books for toddlers. Authored by an adoptive mother, David Chosen and Loved is a testimony to her love for her child as well as his birth mother. The book is an ode to the adoption triad and the beauty that adoption can be. It’s perfectly written to simplify a child’s adoption story into a context that even toddlers can understand, but also accurately portrays their life after the adoption for what it truly is- normal.

Definitely in the top five books for adopted children. David Chosen and Loved is incredibly touching and relatable on all sides of adoption, portrays the traditional infant adoption story perfectly and in a way a young reader can understand, and emphasizes what is truly important within any adoption- love.

About the Author:

The author, Toya Stone, is simply a beautiful soul. Getting to learn her story, her inspiring faith, and her passion for adoption and motherhood makes this book even more special.

Toya Stone and her husband battled with infertility for 10 years.

At 24 years old, Toya was diagnosed with severe Endometriosis. That is when they started exploring the world of fostering/adoption.

In 2014 they were introduced to a young girl that was expecting a baby and was wanting to place her baby for adoption. However, the birth father and his family decided that they would parent that child.

Despite the adoption disruption, Toya and her husband did not lose faith. In fact, this experience simply solidified their desire to become parents.

So they prayed harder and left it in God’s hands…

Four years later, the same birth mother was giving birth again and was hoping to place. She asked that Toya and her husband to be contacted to parent her child. Upon contact, of course, they agreed and David was shortly adopted into their family as their son.

Nine months after the adoption of their son, Toya’s Endodemetreosis worsened. It was discovered that her body never produced eggs and the disease required a full hysterectomy at age 32.

Despite her catastrophic infertility struggles, Toya’s faith told her that this was God’s plan all along. Adoption was meant to be a part of her life.

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Adoption in Toya’s words:

In an article written in the magazine, Victoria in Motion, Toya eloquently describes adoption as:

“Adoption is the sweet words I speak to him in the early mornings. Adoption is the sink full of bottles, dirty diapers, and endless nights of sleep. It is the world of laughter, eyes full of wonder and adventure. Adoption is the tears after a scraped knee or the dog stealing his cookie. It is the evenings on the back porch pretending to play pirates and gazing at the stars. Adoption is the greatest testament of my life thus far.

There is no discrimination or difference between my open arms and a mother’s womb when it comes to the ability to love a child.

Adoption is learning that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Adoption is a ministry. It does not have a tolerance for pride or self-guilt. Adoption is a tough love kind of opportunity to discover new unexplored depths of humility. It pushes the boundaries of comfort. Adoption is sacrifice. Adoption is believing you cannot but doing it anyway. Motherhood is limitless love. It is the absence of self.

Adoption is the small but lovely space between our heart and theirs.

Adoption is extraordinary.”

Writing David Chosen and Loved:

When asked about her motivation for writing, David Chosen and Loved, Toya explains:

“In 2018 my husband and I adopted our son. This followed a 10-year journey of infertility and a lot of prayers. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with the birth mother at the time of birth. Her sacrifice changed our entire life and continues to inspire us today. This experience led me to author a children’s story geared toward adoption and the great sacrifice births mothers make.

This book will take you inside the real-life adventures of a boy named David as it showcases the life-giving experiences of adoption. A story that embodies the love between a parent and child, reminding us there is no discrimination or difference between open arms and a mother’s womb. This real-life story will provide a bonding moment between parent and child as they dive into an ordinary day with an extraordinary child, just like you.”

David Chosen and Loved is now available on Amazon!

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  • Mleissa Cushing

    This is such a wonderful read and I would love to ahve a copy for my God Daughters book collection 😉 Thank you for sharing!

  • Rosey

    I have four children of my own. Three are grown. There have been several times in my life where I have considered adopting as well. It’s such a wonderful thing to do. I admire anyone who has done it. Thanks for hte informiaton on the books.

  • Beautiful Touches

    I think it’s great to have tools available to have these kinds of conversations with our adopted children! It shouldn’t be taboo to talk about, for sure. Especially when it’s coming from people they love that love them and helping them understand their situation better, it’s empowering.

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