D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gives the 2018 State of the District address on March 15. (Brigette White/The Washington Informer)
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gives the 2018 State of the District address on March 15. (Brigette White/The Washington Informer)

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.

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