Law & Order SVU Star Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby Girl!

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Mariska Hargitay and son August

Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann have been keeping a big secret.  The couple adopted a baby girl last week!   Daughter Amaya Josephine joined their family about a week ago.   She joins their 4-year-old son August.

“I’m deliriously happy,” Mariska tells People magazine of the adoption. “From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.”

When it came to the adoption, Mariska and Peter faced the decision of adopting a child born in the United States or opting for an International adoption.  Ultimately Amaya was born in the USA.

“We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered,” she adds. “We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We’re just so happy she’s here.”

You can see the very first photo of Mariska and her new addition here.

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