Hoda Kotb Is Absolutely Beaming In Photo With Her Newly-Adopted Daughter, And We Couldn't Be Happier For Her
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TODAY co-anchor Hoda Kotb celebrated with friends and family Tuesday after announcing she had just adopted her second child, a baby girl named Hope Catherine.


On Monday, the TODAY star shared a short inspirational message on Instagram writing "Choose Hope", but friends and fans wouldn't know the true meaning behind the message until the next day.

Early on Tuesday, Hoda rang up the rest of the TODAY cast to make a very special announcement: the adoption of her new daughter Hope Catherine Kotb.

Kotb's co-anchors cheered after she announced "It's a girl!" during a phone interview.



Hope is Kotb's second adoption with boyfriend Joel Schiffman after their daughter, Haley Joy, who is two-years-old.

"I'm feeding her, and I can't believe it,'' Hoda told her co-anchors. "I'm so happy she's here!"

Later TODAY shared a photo of Kotb and daughter Haley beaming as they welcomed her new sister to family.



Kotb, 54, first became a mom in 2017 after adopting daughter Haley Joy. Later Kotb realized she wanted to adopt again.

According to Kotb she already had the name picked out before she knew of the adoption.

"We had already thought of the name," Hoda told her co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager Tuesday, saying the word hope appeared in her journal "about ten million times."

"In my heart I was like, 'Please, God, I hope this is something you anticipate for me,'' she said. "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."


After the announcement Hoda's friends and TODAY Show family showered Kotb with well wishes.










Fans also joined in congratulating Hoda on the arrival of her new daughter.







Kotb's daughter Haley Joy seems just as excited as her mom about the arrival of her new sister.



"It's been only a few days, but Haley Joy has already embraced her new role," Hoda said.

"This morning at breakfast, (Haley) was trying to feed (Hope) her raspberries, and I was like, 'Not yet, babe,'' Kotb joked with her co-anchors. "She was literally marching around saying, 'I'm a big sister!''

"I think having a sister to go through life with is so important,'' Hoda added. "Joel and I are older parents. I wanted to make sure there was somebody to witness her life."

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