Kotb later revealed Schiffman's initial reaction
when she told him she wanted to adopt a child during an interview with People
. "I was afraid to even say it out loud, because then it felt so real," she admitted. "I said, 'Think about it for a day or a week or whatever.' And he said, 'I don't need a day. Let's get this journey going.' At that point I blubbered like a baby. It was like the dam burst."