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“Today” Show Co-Host Adopts

“Today” show co-host, Hoda Kotb, announced today that she has adopted a second time. What she had to say about adoption, in general, is something that thousands of America World families have felt over the past 25 years—inspiration and love beyond words.


Ultimately, Kotb decided adoption was meant to be. “I feel like if you’re meant to have a child in your life, your child is out there,” she said.

In 2018, Kotb told actress Sandra Bullock, who adopted her first child when she was 48, that she inspired her decision to adopt. “You don’t even know who you’ve inspired,” Kotb said during the interview.

“You’re a forever parent the minute you accept the love of that child,” Bullock tearily told Hoda. Bullock also has two adopted children, 8-year-old son Louis, whom she adopted in 2010, and 6-year-old daughter Laila, whom she adopted in 2015, Entertainment Tonight reports.

“Joel (Schiffman) and I were standing there when they hand you the baby,” Kotb said. “And it’s the closest thing to a live birth I think you’ll ever see. In that moment … my heart just grew 10 times. It’s amazing.


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