Child can be adopted without birth father being consulted says High Court

Iíve provided the link for you to review, but hereís my summation:

Mom has met a new guy that wants to adopt her daughter (the fool). The natural father appears to be a violent fucking retard that has had little to no contact with his daughter who, according to the report, is afraid of him.

That being said we havenít heard his side of the story. Thatís the media for you.

Nevertheless, even if this is the case should his side not be heard before dismissing it? How can a judge weigh the evidence if none has been allowed to be submitted?