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In the Interest of G.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant
Sara E. Benson
Attorney for Appellee
Leslie A. Christensen
Attorney and Guardian ad litem
Maura C. Goaley
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (6 pages)
The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child, G.M. The father maintains there is not clear and convincing evidence he abandoned his child within the meaning of Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) (2017) and termination is not in the child’s best interests. OPINION HOLDS: Because there is clear and convincing evidence the father abandoned the child and termination is in G.M.’s best interests, we affirm.