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Case No. 19-0444

In the Interest of B.R., Minor Child

T.T., Mother-Petitioner-Appellee

J.R., Father-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Shawn C. McCullough

Attorney for Appellee Mother

David L. Matthews

Guardian ad Litem

Timothy K. Wink

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Louisa County, Emily Dean, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2018), arguing he did not abandon the child and that termination is not in the child’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court that the mother proved the father abandoned the child and that termination was in the child’s best interests. 

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