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Case No. 22-0807

In the Interest of J.D., Minor Child


T.D., Father, Petitioner-Appellant

J.D., Mother, Respondent-Appellee

Attorney for Appellant Father

Chase A. Cartee

Attorney for Appellee Mother

Jennifer M. Olsen

Guardian ad Litem

Rebecca C. Sharpe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Korie Talkington, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (7 pages)

            The father of J.D. appeals the district court’s denial of his petition to terminate the mother’s parental rights under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2021).  OPINION HOLDS: Both the statutory grounds for abandonment and the child’s best interests support terminating the mother’s parental rights.  Accordingly, we reverse the district court’s denial of the termination petition and remand for entry of an order consistent with this opinion.

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