Mariska Hargitay Adopts A Daughter!

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

Photo credit: Bauer Griffin

  • Anonymous

    It’s law and order not csi

    • Lisa Weber

      Thanks everyone!

  • anon

    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!

  • alaina

    Congrats to Mariska love the name Amaya Josephine.

  • Jess

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

  • Anonymous

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

    Congrats to Mariska and family!

  • Estella

    Amaya is such a beautiful name. Congrats to the family

  • Anonymous

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

    Congrats to Mariska and her family!

  • Sara


  • Anonymous

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

  • Sarah G.

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

  • Tara

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

  • Anonymous

    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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