Fife Council, applicant

Parent and child – Adoption. Court of Session: Refusing an appeal by the natural father of a child against a sheriff's decision to grant a local authority's application for a permanence order with authority to adopt, the court rejected grounds of appeal contending that before making a permanence order the sheriff had failed to have regard to the appellant's capacity to look after the child; that he was not entitled to conclude on the facts of case that no order less than adoption would suffice, or that adoption was necessary rather than merely desirable or reasonable; and that he had failed to have regard to his duty to respect the family life of the appellant and the child.

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