Mariska Hargitay Adopts Second Child in Six Months

Law and Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has adopted for a second time, this time bringing home a baby boy. Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann previously adopted a baby girl just six months ago.

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann have now gone from a household of three to five in just a short six months. In addition to new son Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann and adopted daughter Amaya Josephine, the couple also has a 5-year-old biological son together named August. Hargitay told People she did not think the adoptions would come so close together, but the timing just happened that way.

“We never in a million years thought it would happen this quickly, but something inside of us knew that this was right, and we said, ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ ” Hargitay tells the magazine. “We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right.”

Little Andrew, who was born in the U.s., was three months early. “He was a preemie,” an insider told Us magazine. “He and Amaya are just a few months apart.”

Although Hargitay is reportedly “very tired and overwhelmed with the change,” she is also reportedly “thrilled and amazed” and will continue to work four days a week.

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