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Case No. 18-0534

In the Interest of M.Q. and C.Q., Minor Children

C.Q., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Andrew J. Smith

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kara L. Minnihan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Mary L. McCollum Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (7 pages)

            A father appeals from termination of his parental rights to two children.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review of the record, we reach the same conclusion as the juvenile court which said the father’s actions “are the epitome of the word abandonment.”  We further conclude it is in the children’s best interests to terminate the father’s parental rights. 

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