She said that she had always imagined her family to be my mother, dad, brother and sister. It was that way up until the age of 50. You can imagine someone telling you, “Hey, guess What?” Imagine someone saying, “Hey, guess what? You are actually going to have another family.” This still amazes me. Knowing that Haley and Hope are my children is a joy.

Adding that her two girls—whom she adopted in 2017 and 2019—have been “doing really well” following their parents’ split, Hoda shared a sweet moment the three of them recently shared.

She said, “They fell asleep yesterday on me after having meltdowns. I sang to them and then I thought to myself, I get to experience these things.'” We get to share this. This is amazing. I am blessed to be able to raise an adorable family.

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