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Hoda Kotb adopts a second daughter at 54

17 April 2019

Hoda Kotb's got her another sweetpea and she's as happy as can be!

Hoda Kotb announced some very special news on Tuesday's "Today" show. The celebrity mom told TODAY viewers that the story was inspired by her bedtime routine with Haley Joy.

"I'm feeding her and I can't believe it", the star said of Hope.

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She continued, "Look - in life you think maybe you've gotten what you deserve, but, man, I'm so happy she is here". "She was trying to feed her her raspberries and I was like, 'Not yet, babe, '" Kotb shared, adding that Haley was marching around and letting people know she's a big sister.

Kotb also expressed her happiness and disbelief about her family's new addition. "It's a girl", Kotb said cheerfully over the phone about her daughter, whom she secretly adopted, Hope Catherine Kotb. "I just felt it and I dialed the number, and [a woman from the adoption agency] answered the phone and she said, 'She's here'". 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.

"First of all, I can't imagine any of this is happening".

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A battle with breast cancer 10 years ago left her unable to conceive and her two-year marriage to tennis coach Burzis Kanga fell apart a year after her recovery. You think that you're full.

Hoda went on to explain how she and her longtime boyfriend Joel Schiffman found it in their hearts to raise another child. Hope, because she hoped, prayed, and dreamed about having another child. "It felt nearly selfish", Kotb explained. "Instead of telling you, I'm going to show you something", she said.

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Hoda Kotb adopts a second daughter at 54