D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has adopted a newborn child.
Bowser, 46, who is single, made the announcement Monday in a statement.
“It is with great joy and excitement that I share with you that late last year, I decided to begin the adoption journey,” Bowser said. “I was not sure how long it would take, and to my delight, it advanced much sooner than I expected. So today, I am proud to announce that I am a mom!
“As any new mother would feel — I am thrilled, nervous and looking forward to each and every stage,” Bowser wrote. “I will be taking the next week or so to enjoy these precious moments with my new baby. I am so grateful to be able to start my family in this wonderful way.”
Bowser, who has been in office since 2015, is predicted to win the Nov. 6 general election for a second term.