I’ve had full custody of my niece going on 4 years. The last year(August 2018) mother was released from prison and we attempted to reunify but she once again relapsed on drugs so we are done trying to go back and forth. She hasn’t done anything financially to help. She’s unsafe and unstable. The father has never put in effort and he’s been in prison most of this time. What steps do I take to get to the adoption process? Do I need to file to have their right ms permanently closed or do I get a lawyer and go ahead with trying to adopt?