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Case No. 18-1689

In the Interest of P.M., B.M., and L.M., Minor Children

J.M. and H.M., Guardians-Appellees

J.M., Father-Respondent-Appellant

H.R., Mother-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Marti D. Nerenstone

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Justin R. Wyatt

Attorney for Appellees

Katherine Kaminsky Murphy

Guardian ad Litem

Jaclyn Tackett

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 21, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Page County, Amy L. Zacharias, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.   Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (9 pages)

            Parents appeal the termination of their parental rights to their three minor children.  The district court terminated their parental rights under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) (2018).  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude clear and convincing evidence supports the district court’s determination that the parents abandoned the children under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b).  We further conclude termination of the parent’s parental rights is in the children’s best interest.  We affirm.

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