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Hoda Kotb adopts second child, ‘My heart just grew’

Hoda Kotb adopts second child, ‘My heart just grew’

As for Hoda's older daughter, Haley Joy Kotb?

The Today show co-anchor is a mommy again after adopting her second daughter, named Hope Catherine Kotb, she announced on Tuesday's episode, via phone, PEOPLE reports. The celebrity mom told TODAY viewers that the story was inspired by her bedtime routine with Haley Joy. "I am so, so happy for you", Craig Melvin told her on the phone. "This morning at breakfast [Haley] was trying to feed her raspberries and I was like, 'Not yet, babe, "' Hoda joked.

Eagle-eyed fans may have noticed the subtle clue Kotb left for her followers on Monday: an Instagram post reading, "Choose Hope".

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Kotb also expressed her happiness and disbelief about her family's new addition. "In that moment I was like, 'Oh my god, my heart just grew!'"

When Haley first met her sister, Kotb explained: "We'd been telling her, 'Baby Hope's coming, ' and she literally walked up to her and looked at her and she goes, 'Hope!'" And it's the closest thing to a live birth I think you'll ever see. I guess if you've been waiting this long for something, and you wish for it, pray for it, hope for it, wonder if it will ever be, and then it happens, nothing's more real. The news anchor had all but given up on having a child. You think that you're full. "Let's get this journey going'". But one day I was sitting with my boyfriend and I said to him, 'I'm going to have to talk to you about something because I can't push it down anymore, push it away.' I said, 'Don't answer now.


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