Mariska Hargitay Adopts A Baby Girl With Peter Hermann

The Actress Mariska Hargitay has adopted a baby girl with husband Peter Hermann, the 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' actress said Wednesday.

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

Amaya Josephine, who was born in the U.S. last week, joins big brother August, Gossip Cop reports. August, who turns 5 in June, participated in naming his new little sister, People said Thursday.

We all talked about names because everything is a family decision in our house, said the new mom, who'd labeled herself deliriously happy.

The SVU fans, I guess I don't have to keep the secret any longer, costar Ice-T said late Wednesday on Twitter, linking to the adoption news.

The adoption was a long time coming, a source told Us Magazine.

Mariska Hargitay has been part of the 'SVU' cast since the series began in 1999. She and Hermann, an actor, married in 2004.