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Case No. 19-2108

In the Interest of J.H., Minor Child

C.M., Father-Petitioner-Appellee

S.H., Mother-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Cory R. Gonzales

Attorney for Appellee

C.M., self-represented

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-2108
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clayton 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)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her minor child, J.H.  She argues the juvenile court erred when it determined the father met his burden to prove she had abandoned J.H. under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3) (2019) and found termination was in J.H.’s best interest.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence establishes the mother abandoned J.H. under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3), and termination was in J.H.’s best interest.  We affirm.

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