Katherine Heigl, Madonna, Sandra Bullock and Other Celebs Who Have Adopted Babies

Here's a look at the famous families who've welcomed home adopted children (26 Photos)

Leslie Koren and Kathy Ehrich Dowd on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:20PM

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Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay proves that families grow in unexpected ways. In April, the actress and husband Peter Hermann announced they had adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine, and less than six months later they surprisingly announced they had adopted again, this time a baby boy named Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann. The siblings join big brother August, 5, who was born to the couple the old-fashioned way. Hargitay told People the couple thought about adopting again shortly after Amaya joined the family, but “we never in a million years thought it would happen this quickly.” Yet they had no doubt about moving forward. “Something inside of us knew that this was right, and we said, ‘Yes, yes, yes!...It felt divinely right.”

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