I have 2 step children. I would like to adopt them. They have not seen their mother in one time in the past 2 years and has only spoken with them twice in that time. There is no visitation ordered and she has not pursued any. She currently owes about $6500 for past support. The children are both girls, ages 16 and 14, they no interest in seeing their mother and have asked me to adopt them. My husband has had custody for the past 5 years. Since then, the mother has had two other children that have also been taken away from her. I would like to find out what needs to happen for me to adopt the girls in case something happens to their father.