Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has adopted a bouncing baby boy… just six months after she and husband Peter Hermann adopted their daughter, Amaya.
And no one is more surprised than the new parents themselves: just one week after filing the necessary paperwork, they were able to take their new son, Andrew Nicholas Hargitay Hermann, home.
“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!’” laughs Mariska. “We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right.”
The star, who’s also mom to August, 5, says that the other kids have adjusted beautifully to new baby Andrew. “They’ll lie in the crib together, and [Amaya]’ll hold his hand and put her arm around him. She’s already so protective of him.”