Mariska Hargitay, star of the crime series "Law & Order: SVU", adopted a child. Josefina Amaya was born a week ago and is the United States. "I'm ecstatic," Hargitay, 47, told People magazine.
"From the moment he was born, was surprisingly alert and full of love.
"We (Mariska and her husband, actor Peter Hermann) considered both international and domestic adoption, and we are delighted that this is the way our prayers were answered.
"We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We’re just so happy she's here."
Hargitay has a four-and-a-half-year-old son, August.
“He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.”