“Today” host Hoda Kotb recently grew her family by adopting a second child, but she may not be stopping there.

The 54-year-old mom made the surprise announcement last month that she adopted a baby girl, Hope Catherine, with her longtime boyfriend, Joel Schiffman.

They adopted their first daughter together, Haley Joy, in 2017.

Though they just added another little one to their brood, Kotb told People that she isn’t ruling out bringing another child into the family.

She’s open to the idea of having three children because she had two siblings herself. The proud mom explained:

“I come from three, so I’d never close a door, ever, ever. When I talked to [Joel] about two, I said, ‘Hey, I want to talk to you about something.’ I said, ‘I really feel like [Haley] should have a sibling … just to go through life with. It’s a long life she’s going to live.’“

The talk show host added:

“I want her to say, ‘That’s my brother, that’s my sister.’ [Joel] said, ‘What took you so long?’“

View this post on Instagram

This is us xo

A post shared by Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) on

Kotb, who was left unable to have children after her battle with breast cancer, was thrilled to welcome a second daughter.

She said:

“I just can’t believe how in a blink, life changes, and all of a sudden there are two babies in this house. I’m just overwhelmed with joy.”

However, it took her some time to get readjusted to caring for a baby two years after adopting her first daughter. Kotb explained:

“I forgot everything! I was like, ‘How do you hold the baby? How do you feed a baby? How do you swaddle?’ I was googling swaddling and — you’re not going to believe this — how to put on pajamas.”

Though Kotb seems thrilled to be growing her family, she hasn’t currently confirmed any solid plans to adopt a third child.

For now, fans will likely just have to wait for her to drop another surprise announcement.

Leave a comment

One Reply to “Hoda Kotb Says She’d Never ‘Close a Door’ on Adopting a Third Child Because She Was One of Three”

We are excited to announce Dearly has joined forces with Mama’s Uncut. Helping Mom’s across the United States answer questions on life’s big challenges.