Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mariska Hargitay adopted a baby girl with her husband

A surprise come from Mariska Hargitay, She has adopted a baby girl with husband Peter Hermann "The law & order Special Victims Unit" actress said Wednesday.

" We are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family," Hargitai,47, told people exclusively, saying they'd considered both international and domestic adoption. "We're just so happy she's here.".

Hargitay has been part of the "SVU" cast since the series begain in 1999. She & Herman an actor maried 2004.

Hargitay's mother was Jayne Mansfield, who died in a car accident in 1

When it came for Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann to choose a name for their 1-week-old daughter, the entire family got involved.

"We all talked about names because everything as a family decision in our house," says Hargitay.

That meant also colsulting her 4,5 years old son, August for ideas " I threw out my name and he threw out his name and I said,"August, why do you get to name the baby?'The family serrled on Amaya Josephine-an adaption of one of Hargitay's favorite names, Maya.

"I like that name, but wanted her to have the same initials as August,"Hargitay explains. "I thought adding the 'A' was so feminine. Amaya sounded so open and feminine and beautiful just like her

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