Broadcaster Hoda Kotb of the TODAY show has shared that she is ready to grow her family!

The TODAY co-anchor shared this morning that she and her fiancé, financier Joel Schiffman, have filled out paperwork to adopt a third child. Hoda shared her thoughts with Entertainment Tonight. “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. 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.”

Hoda and Joel have adopted two daughters, Haley Joy in 2017, and Hope Catherine in 2019.

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Right now, the process of adoption has only just begun. As the “This Just Speaks to Me” author shared with ET, “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.”

We hope the process to adopt a third child goes well for Hoda and Joel. We look forward to seeing the couple grow their family!

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