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Case No. 22-0281

In the Interest of B.J., Minor Child

J.J., Mother-Appellee

C.S., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellee Mother

Heather M. Simplot

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jonathan Willier

Guardian ad Litem

Lynnette Lindgren

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William S. Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights through an Iowa Code chapter 600A (2021) action.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the juvenile court that the father abandoned the child for two reasons.  First, he does not challenge the finding that he failed to provide the child with financial support within his means.  And second, the father has not maintained contact with the child, and the mother did not prevent contact between the father and child.

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