Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 21-1268

In the Interest of N.C., Minor Child

E.K., Guardian-Petitioner-Appellant

D.C., Father-Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant

Carly M. Schomaker

Attorney for Appellee

Cynthia D. Hucks

Guardian ad Litem

Ryan J. Mitchell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 15, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William S. Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (14 pages)

            A child’s legal guardian appeals the juvenile court order denying her petition to terminate the parental rights of the father, D.C.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the father has abandoned the child within the meaning of the statute and termination of his parental rights is in the best interests of the child.  We reverse the juvenile court order and remand with instructions to enter an order terminating the parental rights of both parents.

© 2023 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.