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Case No. 21-0064

In the Interest of C.H., S.H., and K.H., Minor Children

V.R., Mother-Petitioner-Appellee

M.H., Father-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Ryan J. Mitchell

Attorney for Appellee Mother

Jeffrey A. Smith

Guardian ad Litem

Steven Goodlow

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Davis County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Ahlers and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2020).  He claims (1) the juvenile court did not have subject matter jurisdiction, (2) he did not abandon his children, and (3) termination is not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: The juvenile court had subject matter jurisdiction.  The father abandoned the children.  And termination is in the children’s best interests.

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