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Case No. 19-1714

In the Interest of B.M., Minor Child

M.B., Mother-Petitioner-Appellee

S.M., Father-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Cory R. Gonzales

Attorney for Appellee

James T. Peters and R.J. Longmuir

Guardian ad Litem

Melody J. Butz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, Linnea M.N. Nicol, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (7 pages)

            The father consented to the termination of his parental rights pursuant to Iowa Code section 600A.8(5) (2019).  He now appeals.  OPINION HOLDS: Error was not preserved on any of the father’s issues.  Even if we were to disregard error preservation, the father’s consent was voluntarily and intelligently given, the father’s consent was not required to be in writing, and the father had notice of the amended petition and consented to it.

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