The Law & Order: SVU star had finalized an adoption plan with a woman who wanted to give up her unborn child, and was even in the delivery room when the tot came into the world.
Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann parented the newborn for two days - only to be told the biological mom wanted the baby back.
She tells Good Housekeeping magazine, "It was nothing short of devastating. But... it was probably the greatest, happiest ending. I mean, it was so painful ...
The On The Road Again hit-maker swooped in to rescue three-year-old stallion Whisper and 12-year-old mare Traveler after learning the animals were being subjected to severe acts of abuse by their current owner in South Carolina.
Both of the horses are now being prepared for their big move to Nelson's home in Texas by members of LEARN (Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network).
According to LEARN executive Elizabeth Steed, Whisper was badly burned wi...
The Crazy, Stupid, Love star and her husband Rob Fox became proud parents to Halycon Juna in the early hours of Friday, her representative confirms to Us Weekly.
The little girl, known as Hallie, was adopted from the U.S. and weighed in at six pounds, nine ounces.
The couple is already parents to biological son Jackson, six.
The actor's representative broke the news to People.com on Monday, almost two years to the day since the Burrells revealed they had adopted daughter Frances.
Further details about the new addition to the family have not been released.
The actor, 44, has previously credited Frances with bringing him closer to his wife, saying, "There's lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it's an inspiring rally point."
The couple wed in 2000.
The couple's new pet will be a companion for Twilight star Reed's German Shepherd Enzo.
The McDonalds posted of photo of their new pooch, who is also a Shepherd, on WhoSay.com accompanied by the message, "The newest addition to our family! Enzo has waited such a long time for this!"
It isn't the first time the pair's dog love has hit the news this year - Reed and McDonald fostered the puppy that eventually found a home with Drew Barrymore in January .
The Sex and the City star became a first-time mom last year when she adopted Gemma Rose as a single parent, and she opened up about the experience in an interview with Anderson Cooper.
Davis reveals adoption officials told her not to get too attached to the child during the first few days, as the birth mother had 48 hours to change her mind before the adoption was finalized.
She says, "It is terrifyi...
The "Red High Heels" singer wed Kyle Jacobs at the beginning of 2011 and the couple is now considering adopting a child.
Pickler tells In Touch magazine, "Kyle's parents have taken in over 50 foster kids, and they adopted his sister. There are so many kids out there who need a good home, and who need to be loved."
And she has no concerns about her man becoming a father: "Kyle is going to be an amazing dad. That's another reason why I married him."
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It’s a subject close to her heart, as Jolie has adopted children from and worked hands-on in post-conflict regions around the world. Speaking about the film gave Jolie an opportunity to get personal in a way that can educate the public about these worlds we may not even hear abou...
Shields and screenwriter Chris Henchy have two daughters, Rowan and Grier, and the actress is desperate to be a mother for a third time.
She tells Eonline.com, "I would die for one (baby). Unfortunately, my husband is not as amenable. So I either have to trick him or lie to him to get knocked up.
"He said to me the other day, 'I'm beginning to think that if I don't give this to you, you'll do it on your own.' It's like, 'Don't test me. I'm very inde...
The hitmaker shares three biological children with the supermodel, and in 2009 he adopted Klum's daughter from a previous relationship, Leni.
The couple watched with delight as Bullock became a mother to son Louis, 22 months, last year - and Seal admits the actress has made them think about having another child.
He tells Britain's Closer magazine, "I was really inspired by Sandra Bullock, who we've become friends with. She came rou...