thank you for this information. after reading the code, i do not see where you should be prohibited from adoption of the children. if you have completed the probation successfully and there are no longer special conditions then you are no longer bound. apparently, you have been living with your spouse and children; therefore that should be evident that there are no constraints. however, keep in mind, that when a step parent applies to adopt the natural parent will be notified and they can contest such an adoption for any reason.
i will need to opt out and allow another expert to assist you. i am not familiar with all that you state. good luck
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