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Case No. 18-1907

In the Interest of J.M., Minor Child

K.F., Mother-Appellee

B.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Lauren M. Phelps

Attorney for Appellee Mother

Jennifer M. Olsen

Guardian ad litem

Dana L. Copell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark R. Fowler, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the order granting the mother’s petition to terminate his parental rights to his child.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence shows the father abandoned the child and termination is in the child’s best interests.  Accordingly, we affirm the order terminating the father’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) (2018).

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