Mariska Hargitay Began Collecting Items for a Baby Girl 15 Years Ago

Mariska Hargitay

Actress Mariska Hargitay has a treasure trove full of clothing and toys for her newly-adopted baby girl - because she's been dreaming about having a daughter for the past 15 years.

The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star, Mariska Hargitay and her actor husband Peter Hermann welcomed Amaya Josephine into their family in March - and Mariska Hargitay has introduced the tot to the world in the new issue of People magazine.

She reveals Amaya's closets are already full of toys and trinkets.

The actress says, "I have a hope chest, and, I'm not kidding you, for the last 15 years, every time I see something special, I'm like, this is for my baby girl! Let me just say, this kid is hooked up!"

And Mariska Hargitay feels blessed to have a daughter - a baby sister for the actress' four-year-old son August.

She adds, "There's this feeling of surprising calm, like this was meant to be all along. I just feel like she's home."


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    Apr 21, 2011

    Mariska seems to be a great mother. She is so sweet, so kind. This girl could not have a better family. Mariska Congratulations and best wishes. And seeing this picture I can only say that Mariska is more beautiful.

    Hannah O..
    Apr 20, 2011

    Can't remember the last time I shopped for baby clothes, but it was fun. Time goes by too quickly. Wish you all the luck and happiness in the world. Your a wonderful person.

    Apr 20, 2011

    I love Mariska. She is a beautiful woman, talented and always seems happy. This girl is very lucky.

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