Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl
Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann have adopted a daughter, People reports. The mother of 4-year-old son August tells the magazine she is "deliriously happy" with the news. Daughter Amaya Josephine is one week old and from the United States. "We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we're thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered," Hargitay said. "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."
While the parents are beaming with pride, it is big brother August who is most excited by the news. "He is over the moon," Hargitay said. "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." –EMILY EXTON