Mariska Hargitay: Special Delivery
updated 05/02/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/02/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Of course, baby Amaya Josephine, adopted in March from within the United States, was a dream come true for Hargitay as well. "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!" says Hargitay with a laugh. "Let me just say, this kid is hooked up!"
Mom's admittedly got it pretty good herself. "There's this feeling of surprising calm, like this was meant to be all along," says Hargitay, adding that she and Hermann, 43, plan to try for more children. "I just feel like she's home."