Mariska Hargitay Adopts A Daughter!

Big congratulations are in order for actress Mariska Hargitay, who is the proud new mom of daughter Amaya Josephine!

The 47-year-old Law and Order: SVU star and her husband Peter Hermann shared the adoption news with People today, saying that baby Amaya was born in the United States about a week ago.

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

Talking a bit about their decision to adopt, the Emmy-winning moms says, “We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered. 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.”

As for new big brother August, 4, Mariska reveals, “He is over the moon. He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.”

Congratulations to Mariska, Peter and August on their new addition!

Filed under: Adoptions,Mariska Hargitay

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Anonymous
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It’s law and order not csi

Lisa Weber
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Thanks everyone!

Tara
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Congrats mariska. She certainly inherited her MOM’S AMAZING figure.

GreenEyesFreckles87
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MAJOR congratulations to them! I can’t wait to see the newest addition to their beautiful family. 🙂

Anonymous
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I can’t wait to see pictures of August with his new little sister!

Sara
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OMGIMSOHAPPYFORHERILOVEHERSOMUCH….

Anonymous
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I think it’s “Law and Order: SVU”.

Congrats to Mariska and her family!

Estella
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Amaya is such a beautiful name. Congrats to the family

Anonymous
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I think that should be “Law and Order: SVU”.

Congrats to Mariska and family!

Jess
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SO happy for them. And it’s Law and Order: SVU, not CSI: SVU, for Pete’s sake.

alaina
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Congrats to Mariska love the name Amaya Josephine.

anon
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wow! that is such wonderful news! seems like such a nice family and what a precious, little angel amaya is! congrats to the whole family!

Anonymous
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Mariska is my idol. I was thrilled to read this news. She is always so positive, so caring. This girl will be very happy. Mariska is a beautiful woman, talented and has a wonderful family. Congratulations.

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