Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

mariska hargitay and husband peter hermann

Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann have adopted a baby girl.

Amaya Josephine was born about a week ago in the United States.

"I'm deliriously happy," says the 47-year-old actress. "From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love."

This is the second child for the couple, who have a four-year-old son, August.

See photo of Mariska Hargitay and baby Amaya Josephine at People.

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