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If you cannot get the consent of the father it may be possible to get a court order dispensing with the father's consent. That would mean that the court would say that you can go ahead with the adoption without the consent of the father. This order can be granted if you can show that serving the father with the application for adoption would not likely be possible or if asking the father for his consent would not be in the child's best interest. Given your facts, it is likely the case the court would agree to dispense with the need for the father's consent.
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