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‘Today’ Show Host Announces Adoption of Baby No. 2


Hoda Kotb announced that she adopted her second child on Tuesday’s episode of the Today show.

Kotb shared the big news over the phone during the show’s 8:00 hour. The co-host adopted another baby girl, Hope Catherine.

“Do you have something you want to tell us?” Bush Hager asked Kotb over the phone.

“Hi guys! It’s a girl! It’s a girl! And her name is Hope,” Kotb expressed. “I’m feeding her and I can’t believe it. I’m so happy she’s here!”

She added that her daughter, Haley, 2, is so excited to be a big sister. “This morning at breakfast (Haley) was trying to feed (Hope) her raspberries and I was like, ‘Not yet, babe,'” she said. “She was literally marching around saying, ‘I’m a big sister!'”

Kotb talked about her decision to raise another baby with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman.

“You know what’s funny? You think that you’re full,” she said. “That’s exactly how I felt with Haley and Joel and everything. Joel and I were standing there when they hand you the baby, and it’s the closest thing to a live birth you’ll ever see, but in that moment I was like, ‘Oh my God, my heart just grew.’

“It’s amazing. I can’t believe it’s happening.”

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