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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
Posted to: Amaya Hermann, August Hermann, Celebrity Babies, Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann

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  • lindsey

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

  • Callie

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

  • terrie

    i want baby!

  • terrie

    i want baby!

  • Santera

    that is a beautiful baby!

  • LisaK

    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.

  • http://J Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!


  • Wren

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

  • Mommy

    Congratulations. What a beautiful new addition to their family.

  • hyoid

    beautiful news, congrats to the happy family!

  • S28

    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.

  • lindsey

    @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$$

  • anon

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

  • lovelydee

    Congrats to her and her husband :)

  • Kirsten

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

  • realist

    What a pretty little baby girl.

  • jude

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

  • Lina


    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.

  • Night

    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

  • S28

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

  • Indira


  • sorry

    does she have downs?

  • TMNox

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


    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!

  • Regina

    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.

  • Hoody


  • lovelyjj

    This is to Night or whatever your name is. Your comment on “fashion black baby” is so juvenille. We are all human beings, all one race. I am of Haitian descent and my boyfriend is of Irish descent. We look forward to having our own children and adopting from africa, china etc. Many couples have reasons for choosing to adopt from cultures other than their own. Our reasons are to raise children from different ethnicities to encourage them to transend all differences and love all cultures. To raise capable people who can give back to society without being color conscious. We are all the same. If anything our current world situation should teach you this. Grow up this isn’t the 1940′s hon!

  • Scarlett

    I am So happy for this couple. Mariska and her husband are my favorites on SVU Law and Order. I watch all of the marathon’s. I Never get tired of them.