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Can you tell me how old you and brother are?
Will your bio father agree to the TPR?
Ok, then you don't need a termination of parental rights determination by the court. He doesn't have to consent...you are adults now and he has no legal rights over you. Consent is only necessary with minors or a court order forcing the TPR.
You can simply do an adult adoption with your stepfather legally adopting you. He would be the one to file the petition to adopt you both as adult children in his county's Circuit court. You would sign off on the adoption petition as a consenting adult child and then the adoption would proceed.