D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser adopts baby

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Mayor Muriel Bowser is now a new mom after announcing she adopted a baby Monday night.

"It is with great joy and excitement that I share with you that late last year, I decided to begin the adoption journey. 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!" Bowser shared on Twitter.

Bowser says she is "thrilled, nervous, and looking forward to each and every stage" of motherhood.

For the next week or so, she says she will take time away from her office to share precious moments with her new baby.

"Please keep us in your prayers, and I thank you in advance for allowing us this private time," said Bowser.

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