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Case No. 19-1673

In the Interest of M.S., Minor Child

S.R., Mother-Petitioner-Appellee

C.S., Father-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Blake D. Lubinus

Attorney for Appellee

Mark Simons

Guardian ad Litem

A. Edie Bogaczyk

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Dustria A. Relph, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child, ten-year-old M.S., in an Iowa Code chapter 600A (2017) termination.  The district court found the father had abandoned M.S. pursuant to section 600A.8(3)(b), and termination of the father’s rights was in M.S.’s best interests.  The father challenges each of those conclusions on appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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