Law & Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay and her husband, actor Peter Hermann have adopted a baby girl.
Hargitay told People she is overjoyed.
“I’m deliriously happy,” she said. “From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.”
Amaya Josephine is one week old and a happy addition to their family that includes their 4 year-old son, August.
The 47 year-old actress said the couple had considered many options in adoption.
“We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered,” Hargitay 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.”
Her illness a few years ago had prompted the adoption, according to a NY Post source.
“Mariska was really affected by her accident in 2008, which caused a collapsed lung,” the source said. “She had been trying for a baby but decided to go for adoption.”
Hargitay’s SVU character, Detective Olivia Benson, is off for the show for a week as everyone adapts to their new addition. She will return to work on Monday, April 11th to continue filming the last new shows of the season.
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