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Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby Girl!

Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby Girl!

Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann have adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, can confirm.

The 47-year-old Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress told People that she is “deliriously happy. From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.”

Amaya was born just a week ago and in the United States!

“We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered,” Mariska added. “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.”

Mariska and Peter have a 4-year-old son August, who is “over the moon” about Amaya.

Congrats to the happy family!

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Credit: Bryan Bedder; Photos: Getty
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28 Responses to “Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby Girl!”

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  1. 1
    lindsey Says:

    so happy for them!!! the photo on is beautiful and mariska’s comments were lovely! congrats!

  2. 2
    Callie Says:

    Congrats! I bet she’s a great mom. Love her in SVU :)

  3. 3
    terrie Says:

    i want baby!

  4. 4
    terrie Says:

    i want baby!

  5. 5
    Santera Says:

    that is a beautiful baby!

  6. 6
    LisaK Says:

    I am happy for them but why did she want another child when she has one already. There are some women out there that cannot even have one child and this woman gets to have one natural and one adopted. What is up with that.

  7. 7
    Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!! Says:


  8. 8
    Wren Says:

    These folks will make a happy home with son and new daughter. Lessons learned….much goodness with this new arrival. Congratulations.

  9. 9
    Mommy Says:

    Congratulations. What a beautiful new addition to their family.

  10. 10
    hyoid Says:

    beautiful news, congrats to the happy family!

  11. 11
    S28 Says:

    LisaK@ You sound jealous if you’re unable to have a child then I’m sorry but don’t put down someone else and rain on their parade because they decided to add to their family and don’t be bitter.

  12. 12
    lindsey Says:

    @LisaK: there are also a lot of great kids (like this lttle girl) who need a loving home……. any option of parenting is great. shut up dumb a$$

  13. 13
    anon Says:

    Adopting in the U.S. that’s refreshing to hear…it’s about time.

  14. 14
    lovelydee Says:

    Congrats to her and her husband :)

  15. 15
    Kirsten Says:

    How wonderful. Beautiful baby and mom. It’s lovely when children are adopted.

  16. 16
    realist Says:

    What a pretty little baby girl.

  17. 17
    jude Says:

    Congrats! All children deserve a loving family regardless of where they happen to be born.

  18. 18
    Lina Says:


    Because America is a poor country with ppl who can’t take care of their own children?! What’s refreshing about this????..okay I understand.

  19. 19
    Night Says:

    She can be happy, she has her last fashion black baby thing !

    Pathetic, “We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions” if it was “white adoptions”, that would be racist … But in this case, it is fashion …

    Pathetic world

  20. 20
    S28 Says:

    Night@ The only thing Pathetic in this world you and people like you.

  21. 21
    Indira Says:


  22. 22
    sorry Says:

    does she have downs?

  23. 23
    TMNox Says:

    She’s married to The Hair!! She’s a lucky one, he’s good-lookin’!

  24. 24

    Negative comments are done by haters! If the haters would realize Mariska and Peter are BOTH mixed races. Mariska is Hungarian and German. Peter is German and French. We are all mixed races, we all have ancestors, that come from some part of the world. Haters can hate all they want, True Mariska and Peter fans know that Love know NO race!

  25. 25
    Regina Says:

    Congratulations to Mariska and her beautiful family. Mariska always admired for her beauty, her talent, her generosity. Now I admire most ainda.Ao adopt a black child and one American in a country dominated by whites only increases the magnitude of its gesto.Essa child will be very loved and happy. Here in Brazil Mariska has a huge fan club. She is adored by many.

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