DEAR JEFF: My first wife died when my daughter was very young. I have remarried, and my wife has raised my daughter as her own. Recently, my daughter (who is now a teenager) asked if my wife would be willing to adopt her.

What is the process to make this happen? Thanks — “She’s A Saint”

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