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I'm afraid that under both Uk and Irish law, it's not possible to adopt someone over the age of 18.
I appreciate that this will be a disappointment to you, but it's just not possible under the laws of either country.
Your step daughter can of course change her surname to yours, which would be a way of formalising he relationship between you, and this can be done via deed poll.
I hope that this answers your question for you?
Do let me know if I can be of further assistance.