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Mariska Hargitay Welcomes Adopted Baby Girl

By Katelyn Helgemoe,

Actress Mariska Hargitay and her husband and fellow actor Peter Hermann welcomed their second child, a girl, via adoption.

According to People, Amaya Josephine, born last week, was adopted from the United States.

"I'm deliriously happy," the 47-year-old star of Law and Order: SVU said. "From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love."

"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,” Hargitay added.

A source told Us Weekly, “It was a long time coming” for the couple who have been married since August 2004 and are parents to 5-year-old August.

 

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