You love your new wife more than anything. You get along well with the kids that she has from a previous marriage. Since the children's father isn't in the picture, you'd like to adopt them so that you can play an active and legal role in their upbringing.
There are a few points that you should think about when you are trying to decide whether you should pursue a step-parent adoption. These might help you to make a decision and give you more information about what you can expect if you decide to move forward with the adoption: