Mariska Hargitay Welcomes Baby Number Three

(October 20, 2011) Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, 47, and her husband Peter Hermann, who have two children already, recently adopted a baby for the second time, a boy named Andrew Nicolas.

Their daughter Amaya Josephine, also adopted, joined the family just six months ago.  The actress told People magazine that she wasn’t expecting the adoption process to move so quickly.  She started the adoption process, expecting it to take a while, but this time around she was able to take baby Andrew home only a week after completing the adoption paperwork.

She told the magazine, “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!’”  Adding, “We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right.”

Baby Andrew joins big sister Amaya, 6 months, and brother, August, 5.