Mariska Hargitay Adds to Her Brood! Actress Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Girl!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mariska HargitayMARISKA Hargitay is a mom again!

The Law & Order: SVU star has revealed that she and her husband, actor Peter Hermann, have adopted a baby girl.

Baby Amaya Josephine was born about a week ago and is from the United States, according to People magazine.

“I’m deliriously happy,” Hargitay 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.”

Mariska says her 4-year-old son, August, is delighted with the new addition.

“He is over the moon,” she said. “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.”


  • mandy

    She seems so nice and real. Im happy for her and her family and its nice that their son is so excited about having a sister.

  • Ellen

    A beautiful baby for a beautiful woman.Wasn’t her mother Jean Harlow?

    • Jeri

      Her Mother was Jane Mansfield… another beautiful Mom From Hollywood !!

  • Dee


    • Heidi

      Wow – you sound like a real a-hole.

  • Mrsbik

    Thank you mariska for opening your heart and home and family to an innocent and lovable, lovely child.May God’s blessings abound to you a hundredfold……….

  • http://Showbizspy Pamkids

    Thank you for adopting from the US. I have adopted 5 children all at different times from the US and have all races in our family. It is so rewarding to see all the kids take up for each other because some of my children are special needs. I understand that other countries have children that need help but we need to help our country. Why when a person says Im adopting a child from China you get ahhh! Thats neat but if you adopt a mixed race child you get oh! Remember we are all GODS children.

  • Wes Evans

    You and your husband are to be admired! I have two adopted sons who are the best things that ever happened to me!
    Bless to you and the family!!!!!!!!!

  • TJ

    @Pamkids – soooooo true!!!!