Hoda Kotb announces second adoption, welcomes Hope Catherine

Hoda Kotb reveals she’s adopted her second child

There was barely a dry eye in the room on Tuesday morning as the Today family learned they had gained a new pint-sized member as Kotb shared the special news over the phone.

Hoda Kotb's family has grown.

She's already bonding with her baby sister.

The 54-year-old also revealed that she and boyfriend Joel Schiffman were there when Hope was born.

Of course, her colleagues on air were beyond moved by the news and inquired how Kotb's older daughter, Haley Joy Kotb, reacted to getting a sibling.

Kotb previously said on World Adoption Day in 2018: "I feel like, if you're meant to have a child in your life, your child is out there".

For the record, Haley is "digging" being a big sister. "I'm feeding her. I can't believe it".

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Now, she and partner Joel Schiffman happily have both hands full.

"Today" shared a picture of Kotb with her two daughters on Instagram.

Kotb gushed on the phone, "It's a girl!" before announcing the little one's name was Hope Catherine Kotb.

While the news was a shock, Kotb may have been hinting at it all along.

She continued, "Look - in life you think maybe you've gotten what you deserve, but, man, I'm so happy she is here". Kotb recalled, "I stopped for a minute".

"Joel 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 - [and] in that moment I was like, 'My God.' My heart just grew 10 times, it's incredible", she said about her experience with her boyfriend Joel Schiffman. In that moment.my heart just grew 10 times.

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