D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser showed off her newly adopted baby to the world during a Thursday segment on The Today Show. Bowser adopted her daughter, Miranda Elizabeth Bowser, in May, and said when she held her for the first time, she knew they would be together forever.
Bowser, 46, says she didn’t have any issues adopting as an unmarried woman.
“I did feel like that part of me was missing, and I knew that I had a lot of love to pour into a child. And I didn’t know how long the process would take,” said Bowser.
“The message I hope to send is that families are made in all kinds of ways and they are all special. And we should celebrate family in whatever way that children are loved.”
“The message I hope to send is that families are made in all kinds of ways.”@MayorBowser adopted a baby girl back in May, and she’s never talked to anyone about it until now. This week, she invited @hodakotb to meet her new daughter. pic.twitter.com/vGZHvCzd56
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 6, 2018
In the interview, Bowser also said she was inspired by Hoda Kotb’s own adoption story when she saw the anchor speak about it on television.
“I literally sat up on my bed, the edge of my bed, watching the ‘Today’ show when you shared your experience, and I was like, ‘She has a lot of my vital statistics, so let me listen here,’” said Bowser.
On top of being a new mother, Bowser is in the middle of running for reelection, and can potentially become the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002. Bowser’s daughter definitely has an amazing role model as a mother.