The couple tells the magazine they are "deliriously happy... from the moment she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love." The actress adds, "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."
Amaya is the couple's second child. Hargitay and Hermann also have a 4-year-old son named August.