Hoda Kotb has filled out paperwork to adopt a third child
Last Modified: Oct 15, 2020
Hoda Kotb and fiancé Joel Schiffman are on the way to add a new family member.
The 56-year-old author and journalist said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, “You know what, Joel and I have had this conversation because — you feel like you get a limited 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.”
The Today show co-anchor shares two daughters Haley Joy, 3, and Hope Catherine, 1, with Schiffman, both of which are adopted. Kotb revealed that they have now filled out the paperwork to adopt a third child.
“And we wondered, you know, would our family be better with another child? Do we have enough love, do we have enough time, you know, will we be a better family unit? And the answer to all those questions seems to be ‘yes, we would be,'” Hoda Kotb added.
They had adopted Haley in 2017 and Hope just two years later.
“But you can’t control how life works,” she said. “Like, 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.”
Kotb and Schiffman have been dating since 2016 and had announced their engagement in the fall of 2019. Schiffman also has a daughter, Kyle Schiffman from a previous relationship.