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My step-daughter has been a part of my family since March…

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My step-daughter has been a part of my family since March 1986. She holds a permanent residency card. She is now married but we both agree that I want to legally adopt her. Her mother and I are married and she is a Naturalized American Citizen. I am now 87 years old and in failing health. I am also a retired USN Officer. We reside in Florida. Please advise as to what is the quickest way to have this done. Sincerelyu

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Yes, my daughter's husband does agree to this.

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Here are the instructions and form you'll need to begin the process for step-parent adoption of an adult in Florida. Here is the Consent by Adoptee form, and here is the Consent by Spouse of Adoptee, if your step-daughter is married.

Also, here is the Florida Courts website with information about Self-Help assistance the Court provides and other forms. You may want to take some time familiarizing yourself with these tools.

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