Today show co-host Hoda Kotb adopts a second daughter at the age of 54.
Today show co-host Hoda Kotb welcomed another daughter at the age of 54.
Hoda adopted another girl named Hope Catherine Kotb on April 16. The co-host revealed the exciting news on NBC's morning show Tuesday following a phone call.
Later, the show posted a photo of her and the child alongside her other daughter, 2-year-old Haley Joy.
The caption read: “Congratulations are in order for @hodakotb, who adopted a second little girl, Hope Catherine, this week.”
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A day before, she shared a photo on her Instagram hinting her newly expanded family which said, “Choose hope,” amid pictures of clouds.
Apparently, her two-year-old daughter Haley Joy now has a new role as a big sister and she is quite serious about her newfound responsibility.
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Kotb revealed on Today Haley was absolutely enjoying the new company and was already embracing her new role.
“This morning at breakfast [Haley] was trying to feed [the new baby] her raspberries and I was like, ‘Not yet, babe,”’ She was literally marching around saying, ‘I’m a big sister.”
Ktob further disclosed she always wanted to adopt a second child and was waiting for the right time and the phone call was a blessing.
“In my heart, I was like, ‘Please God, I hope this is something you anticipate for me. To get the call is so mind-blowing, you can’t believe someone’s saying come and get her, she’s here. It’s amazing.”
Earlier in 2017, she adopted her first daughter, Hailey Joy which was also disclosed on Today.
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At the time, emotional Kobt announced the news by sharing a picture of Kotb beaming while holding a newborn baby Haley Joy.
Expressing her joy Hoda said: "That little girl, Haley Joy – I'm crying, I'm crying, is my daughter. I adopted her. She is the love of my life."