Hoda Kotb Adopts Second Child, Welcomes Daughter Hope Catherine
The morning show star announced the happy news on Tuesday's broadcast of 'Today.'
Hoda Kotb announced that she has adopted another child. On Tuesday's Today show broadcast, the morning show co-host shared the happy news that she has welcomed a second daughter named Hope Catherine. Kotb is already mom to Haley Joy, two, whom she adopted in February 2017.
"It’s a girl! It’s a girl," Kotb, 54, said calling into Today. "I can’t believe that I’m here! I’m so happy to be here."
Kotb continued, "You think that you’re full…and [my partner] Joel [Schiffman] and I were standing there when they hand you the baby and it’s the closest thing to a live birth I think you'll ever see. But in that moment, I was like, 'My God! My heart just grew three times.' It's amazing. I can't believe it's happening, y'all."
Kotb also shared that daughter Haley is enjoying being a big sister. "This morning at breakfast, [Haley] was trying to feed [Hope] her raspberries and I was like, 'Not yet, babe,'" Kotb recalled. "She was literally marching around, saying, 'I'm a big sister.' She did try and crawl into her bassinet, which was weird, but it's so much fun, you guys."
During Kotb's call, the rest of the Today show team congratulated the new mom-of-two. "We just can't wait to love her and wrap our arms around you," said a visibly emotional Savannah Guthrie. "We're so happy. Our joy is overflowing for you, love!"
Watch Kotb's baby announcement in the video below.