TODAY Show Anchor Hoda Kotb Adopts A Baby Girl! Welcome To Motherhood!

Congratulations to TODAY Show anchor Hoda Kotb who announced this morning she’s adopted a baby girl! Her name is Haley Joy Kotb and she was born on Valentine’s Day. Welcome to motherhood, Mama Hotb! Of course, I’m a sucker for any adoption story. Matt Lauer helped spill the beans this morning on TODAY, saying that Hoda has been leaving a string of clues on her social media feeds. And if you like stories about the different ways to become a

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Firefighter Adopts Baby Girl He Delivered In Back Of An Ambulance

Firefighter Marc Hadden can look at his baby girl, Gracie, and know that this was meant to be. Even if Gracie didn’t come to Marc and his wife, Rebecca, in the most traditional way. Marc tells CBS News that he helped deliver a baby in the back of an ambulance five years ago. It was only after mother and child arrived at the hospital, that Marc over heard a nurse say that the mother wanted to give the baby up

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Country Star Miranda Lambert On Why She Adopts So Many Rescue Dogs

Few things can make country star Miranda Lambert’s heart sing like her rescue dogs. There’s a lot of love at her place. She has seven rescue dogs! Lambert tells PawCulture.com that she just has a knack for finding dogs who need to be rescued. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe they find her. Lambert gave the rundown on all her pups to PawCulture.com. “I have seven rescues and they get along great. Jessi and Waylon (8 years-old) are

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Hot Firefighter Adopts Dog He Posed With For Calendar

As if there is not enough to love about firefighters. Heros. Brave. Some especially hot ones have gone above and beyond for rescue animals in Charleston, South Carolina. For the few couple of years, local firefighters have posed to raise money for Toby’s Fund, an animal rescue organization that funds medical care for injured and abused animals. Rob Tacket posed for this year’s Charleston Animal Society Calendar holding Kimber, a German Shepard puppy. When the photographer snapped this shot, Rob had

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This Will Be Most Inspiring Puppy Bowl Ever Featuring Special Needs Dogs

Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl is always a delight on Super Bowl Sunday. USAToday reports that this year, it’s going to be inspiring, as well. Puppy Bowl XIII is going to feature dogs with special needs. A 3-legger, a deaf dog, a blind dog are all among the stars sure to score touchdowns in the hearts of dog lovers across America. As someone who is on my third 3-legged cat, I have to admit that a certain pup caught my eye. “Lucky”

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Two Sisters Become Moms Adopting Family Of Six Siblings

Sisters do some incredible things together. Tracy and Sherrie Smith of Benbrook, Texas are taking it to a new level. They’ve become moms. Adopting. Together. Not one. Not two. How about six siblings?! Who would ever take in six young kids that officials were hoping they could keep together? These great women. That’s who. Are they crazy? They’ll be the first to tell you, absolutely. And they couldn’t be happier. They’re raising the kids they were meant to. Their kids.

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Olympic Gymnastics Superstar Simone Biles Is Also A Former Foster Child

Gymnast Simone Biles is on the verge of Olympics superstardom as she represents the USA and wows the world with her incredible talent at the Rio Summer Games. She also has an incredible backstory. The Bleacher Report shares that Simone and her siblings were born to a mother who had incredible challenges with drug and alcohol addiction. Things got so bad that authorities in Ohio, where Simone was born, intervened and took the kids away. With the kids in foster

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Runner Adopting Dog Who Followed Him Through Gobi Desert Race

Extreme runner Dion Leonard has had some incredible experiences as he’s run ultra-marathons around the world. The week-long race he recently ran through China’s Gobi Desert is one he will never forget. Leonard might’ve been keeping an eye out for competitors. Instead, he caught the eye of a little dog who decided to go along for the run through the desert. That would’ve been cute for a mile or two. This dog would not give up. She followed Leonard for

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Why It Only Took 24 Seconds For My Daughter To Make Me Cry

I might as well go ahead and tell you. Self-report. Spill. If I don’t, surely, you’ll hear about it from my daughter. Same daughter who is about to become a senior in high school. Same daughter I thoroughly embarrassed this week. It all started with an invitation I never saw coming. “My senior class pictures are Tuesday and I think you should come with me,” she casually threw out a few days before. Apparently, this is quite the deal at

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When You Know Who Your Family Is, Even If You Look Different Than Others

You’ll forgive my cousin. She’s a little weepy today. Her Facebook feed popped up one of those anniversary photos that remind you where you were a year ago. What a photo. What a year. Amanda and her husband, Adam, were in Ethiopia. Meeting their son for the first time. In person, that is. They met him in their hearts years before. So, you might want to make this “What a three years!” Ask anyone who has adopted, Dear Reader. They’ll

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