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Case No. 19-1403

In the Interest of B.G.B., Minor Child

A.H., Petitioner-Appellant

C.W., Father-Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Alice E. Helle and Sarah E. Wilson

Attorney for Appellee

Teresa Pope

Guardian ad Litem

Craig S. Rogers

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph Seidlin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (11 pages)

            A child’s legal custodian appeals the order denying a petition to terminate the father’s parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The custodian failed to show the father abandoned the child as required to terminate parental rights under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(a) (2019).  We need not consider the custodian’s arguments concerning the child’s best interests.

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