Congratulations to Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann. The couple are now the proud parents of a baby girl that they have adopted.
Amaya Josephine was born last week in the United States.
Mariska spoke to People Magazine about Amaya’s arrival and the decision to adopt saying,
“I’m deliriously happy. 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.”
Amaya joins the couple’s oldest son August, 4. According to Mariska he is excited about his new role.
“He is over the moon,” says the actress. “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.”
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