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‘Law & Order’ Star Mariska Hargitay Says Losing Her Mom At A Young Age Pushed Her To Adoption

Date June 14, 2019 12:32

Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay gets candid about her path to adoption with husband Peter Hermann. What made Mariska and Peter take this life-changing step?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mariska Hargitay talks about adoption

The television stars Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are happily married for 15 years. The couple raises 3 wonderful kids: 1 biological and 2 adopted.

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Mariska and Peter welcomed their first son August in 2006. Then, the spouses adopted a girl Amaya and a boy Andrew in 2011.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In a brand new interview with People, the Law & Order actress revealed what pushed her to the adoption. Mariska explained that as she lost her mom at a very young age and grew with a stepmother, she sees nothing wrong in the adoption.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hargitay said:

I know that families can be built in all sorts of different ways, that there isn’t just one way to create a family and that it isn’t just about biology.

Her husband Peter Hermann totally supported Mariska in her decision.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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By the way, Hermann also shared his secret to a happy and strong marriage. The actor said:

We know where we’re headed. And we know we’ll get there together.

Peter added that what he loves Mariska for is that she can always make him smile.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mariska and Peter have a wonderful family. It’s great to have your home full of kids, no matter adopted or biological. Do you agree?