Mariska Hargitay Adopts For Second Time in Six Months: New Details

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SVU star's surprise!

Just six months after adopting her second child, a girl named Amaya Josephine, Mariska Hargitay has once again added to her brood — bringing home a son, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

Why such a quick second adoption for the Law and Order: SVU star and husband Peter Hermann, who also have a biological son, August, 5?

"He was a preemie," born in the United States about three months early, explains the insider. "He and Amaya are just a few months apart." Hargitay, 47, and theater actor Hermann, 44, adopted Amaya back in April.

"Their hearts were so opened by the [first] adoption," the source says of Hargitay and Hermann, married since 2004. "So they couldn't imagine NOT taking the opportunity to bring another baby into the family."

Of course, expanding the brood from three to five within six months hasn't been easy. "They are very tired and overwhelmed with the change," admits the source. "But overjoyed."

"Mariska is thrilled and amazed with all the new blessings and great fortune," continues the source. "She has more love than she imagined!"

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