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Case No. 18-0280

In the Interest of G.M., Minor Child

D.V., Father-Appellant

S.S., Mother-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Sara E. Benson

Attorney for Appellee

Leslie A. Christensen

Attorney and Guardian ad litem

Maura C. Goaley

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child, G.M.  The father maintains there is not clear and convincing evidence he abandoned his child within the meaning of Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) (2017) and termination is not in the child’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: Because there is clear and convincing evidence the father abandoned the child and termination is in G.M.’s best interests, we affirm.

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