Hi, I have been remarried for 2 years and my 11 year old daughter (soon to be 12) wants my husband to adopt her. She currently visits her bio dad every other weekend (court ordered), and he has a drinking problem. He is remarried with a 4 year old daughter, and this past weekend it came to our attention that that marriage may soon dissolve as well. My husband had been planning on adopting her from the beginning, we just wanted to make sure it was what she wanted as well. I currently don't have a lawyer handy, and was wondering what the first steps were, or if I even need a lawyer to follow through on this? Any information would be greatly appreciated.