“Today” host Hoda Kotb was 52 when she adopted her first child, Haley Joy, and finally became a mother.

Now, she may be ready to adopt a sibling for her daughter.

The television host explained to Entertainment Tonight that she always longed to be a mom, but thought it may not have been in the cards. She explained:

“I always had this thing inside me like a voice that I couldn’t quiet. It was a voice that [told me I] wanted to be a mom, but I thought it was too late.”

Eventually, she followed her heart and adopted her baby girl, alongside her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman. Kotb said:

“You can push a voice like that away for a long time but sooner or later it comes back up, and you have to address it. I think the thing we all need to know [is] when your child arrives for you, that child is right on time. So your time may be when you are in your 30s or in your 40s or your 50s, but your child is right on time.”

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The couple is now thinking of adopting a sibling for Haley Joy so that she has someone to grow up with. Kotb told ET:

“We don’t know when, but it is something that is important to me and to Joel. We like the idea of Haley [having] a sibling because she has had such interesting circumstances to grow up.”

She added:

“So it would be nice to be able to share it with somebody.”

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Kotb decided to look into adoption after treatment for breast cancer left her with fertility issues, according to MSN.

The “Today” host said her newest children’s book, “You Are My Happy,” was inspired by Haley Joy.

She brought her first little girl home in February 2017. No word yet if she’s in the process of another adoption.

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6 Replies to “Hoda Kotb Confirms She May Be Growing Her Family Soon. She Thinks Her Daughter Needs a Sibling”

  • nancy anabella mendiburu 1 year ago

    Good for her , she should have 3.

  • nancy 1 year ago

    I think is great , maybe she should adopt 2 more, what a wonderful family, I can just imagine Christmas morning.

  • Judy LeCleir 1 year ago

    Hoda is such a wonderful person, and I am sure she could add another child to her family!

  • Glenda Smoot 1 year ago

    I cannot think of a luckier precious child than to have Honda and Joel as their parents

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    Wonderful. The baby needs someone to play with.congratulations to you and Joel. God Bless Haley Joel.

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