Mariska Hargitay Adopts For A Second Time!

Mariska Hargitay adopted a third child, reports People Magazine (via Huffington Post).  The Law & Order: SVU star and husband Peter Hermann welcomed Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, who was born over the summer.

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Hargitay explained that when she and Hermann filled out paperwork, they never thought the adoption would go through so quickly (like, a-week-later kind of quickly).  “We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right,” said Hargitay of Andrew, who joins older siblings Amaya Josephine and August.

Hargitay will continue to work four days a week on SVU while her kids bond.  “They’ll lie in the crib together, and she’ll hold his hand and put her arm around him,” said Hargitay of Andrew and Amaya. “She’s already so protective of him.”