“Law & Order: SVU” actress Mariska Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann have adopted a baby girl.

The couple are now the proud parents to a daughter named Amaya Josephine, who was born just one week ago.

Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE, Hargitay gushed:

“We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled 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.”

The couple are already parents to 4-and-a-half year old son August. When asked how he feels about his new little sister Hargitay shared:

“He is over the moon. 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.”

Congrats guys!!!

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