Born on Valentine’s Day this year, Haley Joy Kotb has a famous mommy. Hoda Kotb just announced the adoption of her precious little girl. Taking a few days off work from The Today Show, the secret was well kept. The congratulations poured in from co-hosts during the announcement accompanied by a lot of tears. Kotb’s tears could be heard over the phone, but they were contagious.

In this video, Kotb shares the reason she chose the name, Haley Joy, for her new daughter. She also reveals that the most surprising thing of adopting her sweet baby is the degree of love and joy she already feels toward her daughter. She had no idea feelings this deep existed. Also in this video, Hoda’s co-hosts share some of the love that has been pouring in following her announcement.

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