Celeb Baby News: Mariska Hargitay Big news for 47-year-old Mariska Hargitay. The Law & Order: SVU star and her husband, Peter Hermann, have adopted a baby girl! Their daughter, Amaya Josephine, was born just last week in the United States. “We are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family,” she told People magazine. Amaya (which means ‘Night Rain’ in Japanese) joins big brother August, and Hargitay describes him as “over the moon.” “He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.” Awwww! Congratulations! -- Caitlin Brody See More: Adoption popular questions Q&A: Best first foods for baby? Q&A: 4-month wakeful period? Q&A: Bedtime routine? recently added questions Where Does All the Pregnancy Weight Go? Can my toddler use my iPhone? Baby’s First Birthday Gift?