Can unmarried mother put child up for adoption without fathers consent?

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If the mother is unmarried and the father has never established his paternity that might be possible if the mother claims the father is unknown. If the father knows he has fathered a child he can request a DNA test to establish his paternity through the court. The child could not be adopted without his or the court's consent

Can the mother place her child for adoption without the consent of the child's legal father?

In the US, no and yes. I believe Utah is the only state where the mother only have the obligation to notify the father of her decision but he can then seek custody and stop th