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Case No. 19-0291

In the Interest of S.S., Minor Child

B.W., Mother-Petitioner-Appellee

J.S., Father-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Bridget M. Bott

Attorney for Appellee

John H. Judisch

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Kevin Parker, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            J.S. appeals the termination of his parental rights to his minor child, S.S.  He argues he did not abandon S.S. under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) (2017) and termination is not in S.S.’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the mother has shown by clear and convincing evidence the father abandoned the child and termination is in the child’s best interests we affirm the district court’s order terminating the father’s parental rights. 

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