Hoda Kotb reveals she's ready to adopt a third child

October 15, 2020

Hoda Kotb is ready to add a new member to her family.

The “TODAY” co-host has revealed she is ready to adopt a third child.

Kotb told "Entertainment Tonight” that she and fiancé Joel Schiffman already filled out the adoption paperwork.

"Joel and I have had this conversation because — you feel like you get a limited amount of time on Earth and your heart expands, and sometimes you don't realize your heart's ability to expand until you've filled (it), and sometimes you think you're at the top, and then you realize that there's more room," she said.

"And we wondered, would our family be better with another child? Do we have enough love? Do we have enough time? Will we be a better family? And the answer to all those questions seems to be yes,” she added.

Hoda’s two daughters, Haley and Hope, were adopted in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

While she wasn't sure about wanting to expand her family in January, she's since been very open about her desire to have a third child.

“(We) have had many conversations about it: Can we? Yes. Will our family be better with it? Yes. Do we have enough love in the house? Yes,” she told People earlier this month. "All the answers seem to say yes. So I think then you just wait and see if it’s meant to be."

Of course, she’s aware of the lengthy adoption process.

"But you can't control how life works. All we can do is put it into the universe and fill out papers and then wait and if it happens wow, you know, that was meant to be," she told “ET.”

She also emphasized that it’s about having a little faith.

"It's like with anything, sometimes things take years, some things never come to fruition, some things take a day, so you just wait and see," she added. "I always feel like it's in God's hands. It's not in mine, so if it's meant to be, we're happy because we have room and we have love. We'll scoot right over, here's some more room over here."

Due to the COVID pandemic, Kotb was also forced to postpone her wedding. It was initially supposed to take place this year at an undisclosed destination.

In her recent book, “This Just Speaks to Me,” released earlier this week, she disclosed that they hope to exchange vows next year.

"If in the next six or eight months it still doesn't look like people are flying or going places, then we'll probably end up doing something in the summertime close by I think," she said.

Kotb also appeared on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” this week to reveal her least favorite guest.

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