Mariska Hargitay Adopts Son

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Associated Press

Mariska Hargitay has adopted her second child, just six months after adopting her first.

Back in April, the actress adopted a girl, Amaya Josephine. According to US Magazine, this week she brought home a baby boy, Andrew Nicolas.

“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 told People Magazine. “We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right.”

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Hargitay said she had been considering both international and domestic adoption before adopting Amaya.

Baby Andrew joins Amaya and August, Hargitay’s biological son with husband Peter Hermann.

The actress married actor and writer, Peter Hermann, 44, in 2004 in Santa Barbara, California after meeting on the set of “Law & Order: SVU” where Hermann plays Defense Attorney, Trevor Langan. The couple had son, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann in 2006.

Hargitay, 47, is best known for her role on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” for which she’s earned an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series.

Back in May, Hargitay closed a new deal for her 13 season. The show began airing its 13th season in September.