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Case No. 18-0287

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In the Interest of A.C.W., Minor Child

M.W., Petitioner-Appellee

M.T., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Joseph G. Martin

Attorney for Appellee

Sarah A. Reindl

Guardian ad litem

Mark A. Milder

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, DeDra L. Schroeder, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (8 pages)

            A biological father appeals the juvenile court decision terminating his parental rights in a private termination action.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the juvenile court properly determined the father abandoned the child.  The biological father only met the child once and had provided no support other than one Christmas present.  We also conclude termination of the father’s parental rights was in the child’s best interests.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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