Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Son

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Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Son

Mariska Hargitay has adopted a baby son just six months after bringing home her adopted daughter Amaya.

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star and husband Peter Hermann adopted Andrew Nicolas, who was born over the summer, reports.

The latest adoption happened very quickly, coming within a week of processing the paperwork. "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!'" The actress and her husband are also parents to a five-year-old son, August 5.

Hargitay, 47, who plans to keep working on Law & Order four days a week, tells People that Andrew and Amaya are already bonding well. "They'll lie in the crib together, and she'll hold his hand and put her arm around him. She's already so protective of him."